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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
March 2007


BARTER, George Andrew, 83
The Cape Breton Post, April 2, 2007

It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of George Barter, which occurred Friday, March 30, 2007, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born May 6, 1923 in Cape-La-Hune, N.L., he was the son of the late Charles and Lavina (Fudge) Barter.

Throughout his life, George was an active member of St. Bartholomew's Church and could often be seen around the wharfs in Louisbourg awaiting the safe return of the local fishermen and enjoying fishing tales. George was a former lighthouse keeper and then a lifelong fisherman who came to Louisbourg in 1959, with his family, from Cape-La-Hune, N.L.

George is survived by his loving wife of 61years, Sarah Winnifred (Dollimount) Barter; one daughter, Roseanna (Raymond) Lahey; five sons, Andrew (Gladys), Billy (Loretta), Wallace, Raymond (Diane) and Calvin (Corinne), all of whom reside in Louisbourg; sister, Mary Pink and brother, Gerry (Meg), both of Newfoundland. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, Andy, Tara, Lorri, Jonathan, Clinton, Taylor, Amy, Raylene and Rodney; seven great-grandchildren, Morgan, Sarah, Kelsey, Julianne, Payton, Rylan and Gerald Robert. Besides his parents, George was predeceased by brothers, Hughie, Jim, Sandy and Ira. Visitation will take place today (Monday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in St. Bartholomew's Church, Louisbourg. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2007 in St. Bartholomew's Church with Rev. Fred Rhymes officiating. Burial to follow in St. Bartholomew's Church Cemetery. "A loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, George will be greatly and forever missed by his loving family and friends." Family flowers only, donations may be made to the St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church or charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at

CAMP, Kenneth E.
The Cape Breton Post, March 7, 2007

It is with great heartache that we announce the passing of Kenneth E. Camp, 73, beloved patriarch of the Camp family, at the Moncton Hospital, Tuesday, March 6, 2007, with his family at his side. Born in Grand Bank, N.L., Kenneth moved to North Sydney, N.S., at the age of 13. He was employed through CNCP Telecommunications and was later transferred to Moncton, where he retired after 37 years service as a subscriber equipment instructor. Ken was a Master Mason of the Royal Albert Lodge, North Sydney, associate member of the Coverdale Masonic Lodge, Riverview, a member of the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite, Rose Croix, and a Philae Shriner. He was first captain of the Riverview Alpine Retreads hockey team and a member of the Nifty Fifties. Ken was inducted into the Cape Breton Sports Hall of Fame in 2006 as a member of the '66/'67 Sydney Mines Ten Penny Maritime champs hockey team. He was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and Air Force Vets and a lifetime member of the Northern Yacht Club in North Sydney.

Ken and Anne have enjoyed summer vacationing at the Arm of Gold Campground in Little Bras d'Or for close to 25 years. Kenneth was predeceased by his parents, the late Clayton Camp and Ella (Osbourne) Camp. He is survived by his wife, Annie (MacNeil) of 50 years and four children, Sandra Rose, Sackville, N.B., Kenneth (Linda), Riverview, Robert (Debbi), Riverview, Barbara Dryden (Stephen), Moncton. Ken was very proud of his family and his nine grandchildren, Jason, Greg, Ashley, Stephanie, Matthew, Jessica, Samantha, Nathaniel and Ethan. The eldest of nine children, Ken is survived by four sisters, Effie MacDonald, Sydney Mines, N.S., Lila Briggs (David), Sydney, N.S., Sharon Blackie, Leduc, Alta., and Elaine MacQueen (Wayne), Sydney Mines, N.S.; four brothers, John (Anne), Arnprior, Ont., George (Mary), St. Alberts, Alta., Larry (Dixie), Tantallon, N.S., and Lloyd (Mary), North Sydney, N.S. He will also be sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Thursday, March 8 at Fair Haven Funeral Home, Salisbury Road from 7-9 p.m., preceded by a public Masonic Service at 6:45 p.m. Funeral to be held Friday, March 9 at 1 p.m. at St. Paul's United Church, Cleveland Avenue, Riverview, with reception to follow in the church hall. Interment in Fairhaven Memorial Gardens, Moncton. In Ken's memory, donations made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Diabetes Association or the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Fair Haven Funeral Home, 1177 Salisbury Rd., Moncton, 506-852-3530. The family invites you to sign the book of condolences at

COX, Dora Helena (Mauger)
January 15, 1933 - March 11, 2007
The Cape Breton Post, March 12, 2007 Monday

It is with much sadness that we mark the passing of a wonderful and courageous woman. A breast cancer survivor in her late 30s, Dora lost a second battle with cancer that started three years ago. Born in Petites, N.L., Dora came to Cape Breton in her early 20s where she met and married her husband of 49 years, John. She raised four children who were so very proud to call her mom. She encouraged her children in their ambitions and the pursuit of healthy and happy lives. They learned at a young age the importance of her warmth and how fragile life can be. She lives on in them, her grandchildren and the many people who came to know her.

Dora will be remembered as a strong, modest and deeply private person. To remember her is to also know her partner in life. John truly knew her beauty and they were an unstoppable team. They spent many years skating and dancing together; just enjoying each other's company. To see them skate was to know their relationship. He led, but always with her watchful eye. It was and is a great love story; not great in a Hollywood way but in that simple day-to-day way. Dora knew every day how much she was loved and how beautiful she was.

When their children moved away and retirement began, Dora and John enjoyed travelling together, spending time with other skaters and friends, their respective families and, often, their children and grandchildren. Nothing brought Dora more joy than to share in the care and lives of her grandchildren, Samuel and Olivia Maxwell. She was so happy to meet her most recent grandchild, Isaac Kelland, who arrived early just to meet her.

Dora is survived by her husband, John and her children, Joe (Steven Polegato), Wanda (Kenneth Maxwell), Janice Cox, and Shauna (Rodney Kelland) and grandchildren, Samuel, Olivia and Isaac. Also, she is survived by sisters, Lydia (Wilfred Voutier), Jesse (Fred Kipping), Marie Cole, and her brother, Raymond (Viola) and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters, Evelyn Morrison, Carrie Courtney, and Audrey Rickard. Thank you to the nurses and physicians of the Cancer Care Centre, Cape Breton Regional Hospital. The family also acknowledges the caring and helpful support offered by the Palliative Care Service and the nurses from 2 West and 4 A, Northside General Hospital. In addition, a special thank you to local family and friends for their kindness over recent weeks. No flowers please. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society of Canada. A funeral mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 13, 2007 from St. Josephs' Church, North Sydney, with Rev. Tom MacNeil officiating. Funeral arrangements entrusted to W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Online condolences may be sent to

MAY, Myrtle, 90
North Sydney
The Cape Breton Post, March 16, 2007

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Myrtle May, 90, a resident of the Northside Community Guest Home and formerly of Campbell Street, North Sydney, Wednesday, March 14, 2007, at the guest home. Born in Harbour Breton, N.L, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Sarah (Skinner) Tibbo. Myrtle was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, a member of the church choir and she was involved with the ACW for a number of years. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Surviving is her daughter, Sheila (Edgar) LaFosse and son, Gordon (Dagmar) May, both of Bobcaygeon, Ont. Also surviving are four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Freeman May. The family wish to extend their sincere appreciation to the caring and dedicated staff at the Northside Community Guest Home, especially Mary Lynn MacIntyre. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Sunday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service 3 p.m., Monday at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Archdeacon Reg MacDonald officiating. Burial to take place at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Northside Community Guest Home. Online condolences may be sent to

MCDADE, Helen Gallah, 84
The Cape Breton Post, March 21, 2007
Helen Gallah McDade
, 84, of Sydney, passed away March 19, 2007, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Helen was born in Grand Bank, Nfld., on Jan. 17, 1923, and was the eldest of five children of the late Dr. John Burke, CBE, and Gwendelyn (Loughlin) Burke.

Helen graduated from Grand Bank High School, the Maritime Academy of Music and Mount Allison University. Helen taught music within the Parrsboro, Halifax City and Toronto school systems. She was a past regent and life member of the Louisbourg Chapter IODE and a past vice-president of IODE for Cape Breton. Helen was instrumental in the charity fundraising initiatives of the IODE Superfluity Shop and the Louisbourg Chapter IODE Cookbook. She was a member of St. Andrew's United Church and the church's UCW Unit 4.

Helen is survived by her loving children, John Andrew (Nancy), Bedford, N.S., Helen Carol (Jean Paul), Tantallon, N.S., Mark Cranson (CeLeta), Mississauga, Ont.; and three grandchildren, Johnathan, Emily and Mitchell. Helen is also survived by brothers, Arthur, Halifax, John (Betty), Ottawa, and Glynn (Elva), St. John's, Nfld.; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Bruce R. McDade (2007) and her brother, Rupert, who died in infancy. Cremation will take place. Visitation will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel, 49 Welton St., Sydney, Friday, March 23, 2007, from 2-4 p.m. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 24, 2007, at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew's United Church, 40 Bentinck St., Sydney, with Rev. Stephen R. Mills officiating and Rev. Thomas G. Whent assisting. Interment will take place at a later date in the United Church Cemetery, Parrsboro, N.S. E-mail condolences may be sent to

MCINNIS, Helen McInnis, 94
Sydney River
The Cape Breton Post, March 2, 2007

It is with deep sadness that the family of Helen Angela McInnis, 94, of Sibley Street, Sydney River, formerly of Bungalow Road, Coxheath, announces her passing. She passed away peacefully in her sleep Thursday, March 1, 2007, at the Cove Guest Home, Sydney.

Born in Aquaforte, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Elizabeth (Meany) and Peter Hiscott. Helen was a longtime member of Our Lady of Fatima parish and spent most of her working career as a furrier having been employed by McCurdy's Fur Department, Ross Fur and Vogue Furriers. In earlier days she enjoyed making gingham tablecloths, knitting, baking and spending time with her grandchildren.

Helen was married for 68 years to the late Andrew McInnis. She is survived by sons, Andrew (Betty), Scarborough, Ont., and Tom, Sydney; two daughters, Colleen (Werner) Baeumler, Rockwood, Ont., and Mary Coffin, Sydney. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Besides her parents, Helen was predeceased by brothers, Michael, John L., James and Gus, sisters, Pauline, Mary Young and Marie Patry. She was the last surviving member of her family. Visitation will take place at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel today (Friday) from 2-4 and 7- 9 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Sydney River, with Rev. Norman MacPhee officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Donations may be made to Fatima House or charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to

ROBERTS, Susan (Lomond)
Toronto, Ontario
The Cape Breton Post, March 19, 2007

Susan was born in Grand Bay, N.L. in 1916 and moved to North Sydney, Nova Scotia as a teenager. There as a young woman, she met and married Joseph Roberts and they raised their three daughters, Ruth, Helen and Joyce. Sadly, Joseph died suddenly and Susan had to raise the three on her own.

Choosing to follow her husband's dream for his family, she moved to Toronto and began a new life there. Sheer determination, hard work and faith enabled her to survive and her daughters to flourish. Susan eventually worked for Kresge's downtown store and in the 28 years there she made numerous friends of both staff and customers.

As her children married and began families of their own, Susan was delighted to become a "mother-out-law" to her new sons, Terry Reid, Murray Hammill and John MacNeil. Those happy marriages provided Susan with 11 grandchildren, to whom she was "Nany". She took joy in every accomplishment, no matter how small, of every grandchild. Each loves her dearly and knows that they are dearly loved by her. She became the great-grandmother to nine and she was an active part of all of their lives. The mutual devotion continues in this younger generation. In the last three years she lost both Joyce and Helen and is survived by Ruth.

Susan not only cared for her family, but also neighbours in need. She was active in St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church, the Second Mile Club and as a resident at Bracondale. Susan died suddenly on Saturday, March 17, 2007. Her family gives thanks for her life and love and will miss her dearly. Please join us at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 1141 St. Clair Ave. W. (1 block east of Dufferin) for visitation Tuesday, March 20, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and for a celebration of Susan's life at St. Michael and All Angels Church, 611 St. Clair Ave. W. on Wednesday at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Michael's Church. Tributes to the family can be made at



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