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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
June 2007


CHANT, George Thomas, 69
Alder Point George
The Cape Breton Post, June 11, 2007
Thomas Chant
, 69, of Alder Point, passed away June 9, 2007 at the Northside General Hospital. Born in Port aux Basques, N.L., he was the son of the late William and Mabel (Anderson) Chant. George was a member and deacon at Clyde Avenue Baptist Church, Sydney Mines. By trade he was a fisherman and he worked on the dragger boats all his life.

He is survived by five sisters, Doris (Morgan) Richards, Joyce (Carl) Weaton, Freda (Calvin) Watton, Olive (the late Joseph Janes) and Mary Ellen Battiste and by three brothers, Edwin (Thelma), Raymond (Catherine) and Garfield (Margaret). He was predeceased by his wife, the former Margaret Forrest and by a sister, Fannie. There will be no visitation. Funeral will be held Tuesday, June 12, 2007, at 2 p.m. in Clyde Avenue Baptist Church, Sydney Mines with Rev. Frank Guinta officiating. Burial in Point Aconi Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Clyde Avenue Baptist Church or to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be forwarded to

LUSHMAN, Eva, 84
New Waterford
The Cape Breton Post, June 12, 2007
Eva Lushman
of New Waterford and formerly of Port aux Basques, Nfld., died peacefully in New Waterford Consolidated Hospital at the age of 84, on Saturday, June 9, 2007. Born in Burgeo, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late Ben and Bertha (Ingram) Green. She was a member of All Saints Anglican Church, New Waterford, and also a member of the ladies guild for many years. She will be missed as a mother, stepmother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend. She enjoyed playing cards with her friends at Queens Court and spending time with the ladies at Aging Gracefully.

She is survived by her daughters, Helen (Hubert) Chiasson, Alma (Ernie) Bishop, both of New Waterford, Mary Pollett, Ontario; stepdaughter, Wanda  (Tony) Musseau, Newfoundland; sons, Ray (Marie), Ontario, Brian (Lynn), B.C., Ted (Irene), New Waterford, Tom, Ontario; sisters, Mary Schwartz, Harriett Strickland, both of Dartmouth, Joyce Steiger, N.Y.; brothers, Les, Newfoundland, Morris, Henry, both of Ontario, Don, B.C.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her first husband, Azariah "Roy" Chipman and her second husband, Jake Lushman, daughters, Diane, Beverly, sons, Eddie, Jack, Wally, Ben and brother, Edward. Visitation will be held today (Tuesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. A funeral service will take place Wednesday, June 13, 2007, at 11:30 a.m. in All Saints Anglican Church with Rev. Vernon Reid officiating. Burial will be in All Saints Anglican Cemetery with a luncheon to follow in the parish hall. Donations in Eva's memory may be made to All Saints Anglican Church or a charity of one's  choice. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at

MARSH, Hilda, 77
Point Aconi
The Cape Breton Post, June 14, 2007

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Hilda died peacefully at home Wednesday, June 13, 2007. Born in Victoria, N.L., she was the daughter of the late John "Jack" and Emma (Clark) Penney. Hilda was retired from the Northside Community Guest Home. She was a member of St. Joseph's parish,  Bras d'Or.

She leaves to mourn her daughter, Wanda (Bob) LeBlanc; her sons, Pat (Linda) and Tren (Paula) and her grandchildren, Ryan, Andrew and Catherine, whom she adored. Also surviving are her brothers, Burgess (Catherine), Stewart (Noreen) and Ricky (Laura); sisters, Jane (Ed) Hannigan, Gertrude Bonnar, Joyce (Robert) MacPhee, Emma (Les) Matthews and Debbie (Oscar) Arsenault. She was predeceased by her husband, Garfield (Bus) Marsh, her brother, Tren, sisters, Dorothy (Alex) MacDougall, Mabel Osmond and three siblings in infancy, Lena, Delores and Samuel. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Mass of Christian Burial will take place Friday, 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church, Bras d'Or, with Fr. Peter McLeod officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations in Hilda's memory may be made to the Nova Scotia Lung Association. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to

PALMER, Beverley Grace
The Cape Breton Post, June 12, 2007
Beverley Palmer
of Leeside Drive, Coxheath, passed away Saturday, June 9, 2007, at her home surrounded by family and loved ones. Born and raised in Whitney Pier, she was  the daughter of the late Allison (b. Winterton, N.L.) and Mae Winnie (Russell) Green (b. Bonavista, N.L.). Beverley was a member of St. Mark's Church, Coxheath, and later Christ Church in Sydney. She made a home for her family wherever they lived throughout 17 transfers in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Ontario. She was well-known for her warmth, love and dedication to her family and friends, and earned the respect and love of all who came to know her. Beverley was equally at home entertaining, socializing or in the outdoors, and had a passion for fishing.

She is survived by her loving husband, Kelly (RCMP, retired); son, Scott ( Jane); grandchildren, Nicholas and Alexandra, Hammonds Plains; sister, Sharron (Zane) Lee, Sydney Forks; brothers, Will (Shirley), Howie Centre, Frank (Patsy) and Ivan(Lois), both of Sydney River, and George (Pat), Red Islands. Beverley is also survived by several very special nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She leaves behind many caring and loving friends and neighbours. Visitation will be held Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Saturday, 12-2 p.m. at Sydney Memorial Chapel. Funeral service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in St. Alban's Church with Rev. Fred Rhymes officiating. Interment at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family at     In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Cancer Centre, CBRH Palliative Care or the Canadian Cancer Society.

STOODLEY, Trent Edward, 27
Glace Bay
The Cape Breton Post, June 16, 2007 Saturday

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our special little angel, Trent Edward Stoodley, surrounded by his loving family on Friday, June 15, 2007, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born of Debbie Stoodley in Harbour Breton, Nfld., Trent was a son of Arthur and Rosemarie Stoodley. Besides his parents, he is survived by brothers, Robert Leon, Jacy and Curtis Organ; grandmother, Judy Stoodley, grandfather, John Fred Hunt; many other relatives and special friends including Dr. John Rogers, Ricky MacKinnon, all nurses and caregivers who were an integral part of his life. He was predeceased  by grandparents, James Edward and Elizabeth Stoodley and Peter and Annie Wolodka. Visitation for Trent will be held Sunday and Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Curry's Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay. Funeral time will be announced in Monday's edition of the Cape Breton Post. Burial will follow in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations in Trent's memory are suggested to the Glace Bay Food Bank, the IWK or charity of choice. E-mail condolences to

WHITE, Jessie, 99
Glace Bay
The Cape Breton Post, June 18, 2007

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother Jessie White on Sunday, June 17, 2007 at Victoria Haven Nursing Home. She was a former resident of Mechanic Street, Glace Bay.  Born in St. John's, Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late Francis "Frank" Curtis and Mary Elizabet (Stoodley) Curtis, and was also a member of Epworth United Church.

Jessie is survived by daughters, Jean Bond and Shirley Bennett, both of Glace Bay, Jessie Crosby, Brantford, Ont., Elsie Tracey, Rockville, Conn.; sons, Gordon (Flo), Abe (Grace), both of Glace Bay, Allister (Carol) and Lew, both of Cambridge, Ont. Besides her parents, Jessie was predeceased by her husband, Abe White; sons, George and Aubrey; daughters, Marion Hall and Lavinia White; sisters, Blanche Gillette, Lillian Hiscock and Elsie Bright and a brother, Bill Curtis. Visitation for the late Jessie White will take place in Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, 849 7520 on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 from 2- 4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Thursday, June 21, 2007 at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Nancy Whitney Officiating. Interment will take place in Greenwood Cemetery. Donations in Jessie's memory made be made to Victoria Haven Nursing Home. Online condolence may be sent to



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