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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
May 2007

 

BLUNDEN, Minnie (Holloway), 90
Glace Bay
The Cape Breton Post, May 25, 2007

It is with great sadness that we, the family of Minnie Blunden announce her passing, peacefully on Wednesday, May 23, 2007, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex, surrounded by her loving family. Born May 15, 1917, in Lethbridge, Bonavista Bay, Nfld., to the late John and Minnie (Earle) Holloway.

Mom was an active and faithful member of  the Salvation Army and lady's home league. She volunteered for the Red Shield Campaign, Christmas Kettle and Appeal and Cancer Society. She was always ready to lend a helping hand and enjoyed her weekly lady's group. When she wasn't travelling or shopping, Mom loved to knit, quilt, cook and she spent many hours in her garden which she took such pride in creating.

Mom is survived by her daughters, Hilda (Wayne) MacDonald, Hillside, Mira, Joan (Weldon) Yates, Glace Bay, Yvonne (Bob) Young, Thamesford, Ont.; sons, Reginald (Diane), Dutch Brook, Calvin (Darlene), Donkin; and daughter-in-law, Linda (Blunden) Hodder, Catalone. She was Nan to her grandchildren, Nancy (Troy), Jim (Kim), Robbie (Jody), Starla (Ryan), Terry Lynn (Gary), Trevor, Janet (Andy), Karrie (Rob), Travis, Jonathan and Brad (Wanda). Also great-grandchildren, Adam and Kate, Abigail and Spencer, Jordan, Skye, Erica and Rebecca, Alexis and Emma, Kyle and Justin and Nicholas as well as her special pet "Caper". Mom is survived by sisters, Edna (Clayton) Smart, Kesie Holloway and brother, Herman, Lethbridge, Nfld.; also many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Minnie was predeceased by her husband, Horace, son, Robert Lloyd and a brother, Albert.

Visitation for the late Minnie Blunden will be held in Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, 849-7520, Friday, May 25, 2007, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 26, 2007, at 2 p.m. at the Salvation Army Citadel, Union Street, Glace Bay, with Captains Kristian and Lesley Simms officiating. Burial will be in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army Memorial Fund, 52 MacAulay Ave., Glace Bay, N.S., B1A 1C9; Canadian Cancer Society or charity of one's choice.


CADDEN, Marion Miriam (nee Shepherd), 89
New Waterford
The Cape Breton Post, May 29, 2007

It is with great sadness that we, the family of Marion Cadden announce her peaceful passing on Saturday, May 26, 2007, at her home on Veniot Avenue. Born on Oct. 1, 1917, in Rose Blanche, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Arron and Elizabeth (Best) Shepherd.

Marion was a member of the New Waterford Pensioners Club and a lifetime member of the UCW at Calvin United Church. She sang in the choir for many years and was also a member of the Aging Gracefully Club in New Waterford. For several years Marion visited the residents at Maple Hill Manor. She was a devoted mother and grandmother and we could always be assured of her phone call to see how we were doing. Marion loved spending time at the Ben Eoin campgrounds with her many friends. She was a very caring person and a good friend to many. She will be sadly missed by her family.

She is survived by four sons, Robert (Carol) Cadden, Charlie (Kathleen) Cadden, with whom she resided, Alfred (Violet) Cadden, William (Mary) Cadden, all of New Waterford; one daughter, Norma (Kenny) MacPhail, Kingston, Ont.; five grandsons; six granddaughters; five great grandsons and six great-granddaughters. Also surviving are one brother, Charlie Shepherd, North Sydney; four sisters, Helen Bugden, Sydney, Hazel Johnson, North Sydney, Harriot (Russell) Scott, North Sydney, Winnie Buffett, North Sydney; and special friends, Marge Watts, Shirley Harvey and Vera and John MacKay. Marion was predeceased by her loving and devoted husband, Robert MacNeil Cadden Sr. on Feb. 25, 1975; a grandson, Alfred Cadden Jr. and a granddaughter, Paula Cadden. She was also predeceased by a sister-in-law, Edda Shepherd and brothers-in-law, Trevor Bugden, Fred Johnson and Arthur Buffett. Visitation is Tuesday evening, May 29, 2007, 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in theV.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. The funeral service, officiated by Rev. Duncan Roach, is Thursday 11 a.m. in Calvin United Church, followed by interment at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. A reception will follow in Calvin hall. As an expression of sympathy for Marion, donations in her memory may be made to the Nova Scotia Kidney Foundation, Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of one's choice. Online condolences to the family can be expressed at www.vjmcgillivray.ca
"We take comfort in knowing that she is finally at peace and once again will be reunited with her husband whom she dearly missed and loved."


KENDALL, Wesley, 64
North Sydney
The Cape Breton Post, June 4, 2007

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Edgar Wesley “Wess” Kendall, age 64, a resident of North Sydney on Saturday, June 2, 2007 at his home. Born in Ramea, N.L., he was a son of Margaret (Kendall) Skinner of North Sydney and the late Dorcie Kendall.

Wess was employed at the Glace Bay Heavy Water Plant for eight years. He worked construction for 35 years. He was a member of International Brotherhood of Boilermakers. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church. He was a long time supporter of the local hockey scene in Cape Breton and spent many hours at the North Sydney Forum. He was an avid softball player during the summer months. He had a passion for woodworking, hunting and fishing. Wess was always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it. Anyone who knew Wess appreciated his sense of humour and love of laughter.

Surviving are his mother, Margaret Skinner; son Brent (Ekua), Baltimore, Maryland; daughter, Paula (Trevor) MacKinnon, Truro and their mother, Barbara Kendall; granddaughter, Jade and grandson, Ian; brother, Stanley( Joyce), Summerside P.E.I.; sister Linda (Denis) Chislett, Barrie Ont. and his companion for the last two years Betty Collier. Also surviving are his sister-in-law, Pamela Kendall, Kingston Ont., several nieces and nephews and his many close friends. The family would like to express gratitude to his many friends who supported him during his illness. He was predeceased by his father, Dorcie Kendall, and his brother, Walter. Visitation will be held in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney, today (Monday) from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday, June 5, 2007 from 2-4 p.m. with a reception to follow the visitation at the KOC Hall in North Sydney. Family and close friends will gather for prayers at the funeral home 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Hospice Palliative Care of Cape Breton or the V.O.N. Online condolences may be sent to info@wjdooley.com


LANGER, Michael William "Mike"
Sydney
The Cape Breton Post, May 4, 2007
Michael William "Mike" Langer 82, Sydney
It is with saddened hearts that we announce on Thursday, May 3, 2007, the passing of a loving father, grandfather and friend, Mike Langer at the Cove Guest Home, Sydney. Born Jan. 7, 1925, in Sydney, and brought up in Hearts Desire, Mike was the son of the late Dan and Bertha (Coombs) Langer of Hearts Desire, Newfoundland.

Mike was a former member of St. Anthony Daniel parish, Sydney. Up until Mike entered the Cove, he was an active member of Club 55, Sydney Steelworkers Pensioners Club and the Pensioners Bowling League. Mike will be remembered as a loving father, best friend, grandfather and as someone who was always willing to give a helping hand no matter what the task. Mike worked at Sydney Steel as a crane operator in the Big Billet Yard for 37 years before retiring in 1984.

Mike is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Sandy and Linda Langer, Boisdale, and grandson, Michael (Heather Farrel) Langer, Halifax. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Kay in 1985. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel, 11 a.m., Monday with Rev. Thomas Whent officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be sent to the family at sydmemchapel@ns.sympatico.ca


MacDONALD, Stephen "Smokey", 89
Sydney
The Cape Breton Post, June 1, 2007

It is with heartfelt sadness the family announce the passing of Stephen "Smokey" MacDonald, age 89, a resident of Alexandra Street, Sydney, Wednesday, May 30, 2007, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Grey River, N.L., he was the son of the late John and Charlotte (Warren) MacDonald. He was raised by his stepparents, Phillip and Lizzie (Benoit) Rhymes. He was a veteran of the Second World War, serving in the Merchant Navy aboard a Corvette on convoys to Europe. He worked for a number of years fishing on the schooner "Bastiene", later on the Great Lake boats and as a carpenter and then as a steel worker with Sydney Steel, retiring after 41 years of service. He was a member of Christ the King Anglican Church, Sydney.

He is survived by his loving wife, Glynath (Billard) MacDonald; his three sons, Archdeacon Reg (Sandy) MacDonald, North Sydney, Victor (Christena) MacDonald and Brian (Diane) MacDonald, both of Sydney; his brother, John (Annie) MacDonald, Channel, N.L.; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Also surviving are a number of nieces and nephews in Newfoundland and western Canada. He was predeceased by a daughter, Thelma, his sister, Jessie Warren, two brothers, Harry and Leo and stepbrothers, Eric, Phillip and Reg Rhymes. There will be no visitation by request. Funeral service for Stephen will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday at Christ the King Anglican Church, Sydney, with Rev. Fred Rhymes officiating. Reception to follow in the church hall. Burial to take place in Lakeside Cemetery,North Sydney. Funeral arrangements are under the directionof W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney.Memorial donations may be made to Christ the King Anglican Church, the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to info@wjdooley.com


MAUGER, Douglas, 94
North Sydney
The Cape Breton Post, May 23, 2007 Wednesday

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Douglas Mauger, 94, a resident of Queen Street, North Sydney, which occurred Tuesday, May 22, 2007, at the Northside General Hospital. Born in Petites, N.L. he was a son of the late Philip and Lillian (Wilton) Mauger. Doug was employed for a number of years in the engine room with H.B. Nickerson and Sons Ltd., with the Northside School Board and later with Public Works Department of the Town of North Sydney, before his retirement. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church and  was a 50-year member of the IOOF Lodge.

Doug is survived by his son, John (Charlotte) Mauger, Fall River; three grandchildren, Wanda Cornish, Terry (Shona) Mauger, Charmaine (Jeremy) Cowan; four great grandchildren, Ryan Cornish, Bailey Mauger, Erin and Shane Cowan; daughter-in-law, Betty Mauger, Lower Sackville; one brother, George Mauger, Dartmouth; three sisters, Mae Tulk, Deer Lake, N.L., Betty Rogers, Welland, Ont., Thelma Jodoin, Ottawa; also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews and good friends. Doug was predeceased by his wife, Nina (Reid) Mauger, a son, Douglas Mauger, brothers, Charlie and Clem, sisters, Marcella, Jessie, Georgina, Joyce, Alma and Edith. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today (Wednesday) in W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service will be held 3 p.m., Thursday at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Rev. Brenda Drake Mac- Donald officiating. Cremation to follow with burial of cremains in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney at a later date. Family flowers only requested, memorial donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or St. John the Baptist Anglican Church. Online condolences may be sent to info@wjdooley.com


McAREL Elinor, 83
Halifax
The Cape Breton Post, May 13, 2007
Elinor McArel
, 83, of Halifax, formerly of Glace Bay, N.S., passed away peacefully at home on May 8, 2007.  Elinor was born in Rose Blanche, Nfld. and was the daughter of the late Canon Jabez Crewe and Blanche (Rowell) Crewe. Elinor will be sadly missed by son, John, Toronto and Marjorie; daughter, Gwen Bourque, Halifax and Dave and daughter, Anne, Montreal; as well as her cherished grandchildren, Heather, Gatineau, Sheila, Edmonton, Laura and Brian, Halifax. Elinor was predeceased by husband, Ira with whom she spent 46 wonderful years, and brothers, Pat and Jim.

Before moving to Halifax in 1994, Elinor dedicated many years of service to Citizens Service League Town House in Glace Bay where, as executive director, she was the driving force behind many of the community programs. Through Town House and the many other organizations that she was involved with, Elinor helped countless people and touched the hearts of everyone she came in contact with.

Visitation was held Friday, May 11, 2007, from 7-9 p.m. at Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral service to be held at St. Mary's Anglican Church, Marconi Street, Glace Bay, Saturday, May 12, 2007, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Vernon Reid officiating. Interment to follow at St. Mary's Anglican Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Citizens Service League Town House, 150 Commercial St., Glace Bay, N.S., B1A 3C1, or to a preferred charity. Condolences patten@seaside.ns.ca


MORLEY, Mary T., 84
San Diego
The Cape Breton Post, May 26, 2007
Mary Theresa Morley
, 84, of San Diego, Calif., formerly of Westmount, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2007, after a brief illness at Poway Hospital in San Diego. Born in Bell Island, N.L., she was the daughter of the late Joseph Hugh and Katherine (Fitzpatrick) Morley. She was a former member of Holy Rosary parish, Westmount. Mary graduated as an engineer from San Diego University at LaJolia in 1956. She was an integral part in the evolution of the entire computer industry during its formative years, retiring from Hewlett Packard in 1988. She is survived by numerous cousins.She was predeceased by a brother, John Gerald. There will be no visitation. A committal service will be held at Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks, Monday at 9:15 a.m. Following the committal service, a funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, East Bay, with Rev. Fred Morley officiating. Online condolences may be sent to twcurryparkviewchapel@ns.sympatico.ca


MULCAHY, Dorothy Francis (Hearn), 76
Glace Bay/Bay Bulls, NL
The Cape Breton Post, June 7, 2007

It is with great sadness the we announce the passing of Dorothy Francis (Hearn) Mulcahy, age 76, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex, on Tuesday, June 5, 2007, with her loving sister and caregiver, Patsy Milley and her special niece and friend, Faye Covey, at her side.

Born in Bay Bulls, N.L., Aug. 7, 1930, she was the daughter of Arthur J. and Mary E. (Maloney) Hearn. Dorothy, or Dot as she was best known to her family and many, many friends, was postmistress in Bay Bulls for many years and also was the first land-line operator on the South Shore. She was an avid dart player up until a year ago when her illness prevented her from playing any more.

Dot was a loving mother to daughter, Darlene Mulcahy White (Janet), St. John's, N.L.; and to son, Joey, the Goulds, N.L.; grandmother to her very special granddaughters, Darci Dorothy White and Katie Marianne White, who were always a source of pride and joy to her. They were always foremost in her thoughts and she loved them dearly. She was also considered a surrogate grandmother to her very special niece, Mary E (Milley) William (Kevin), Union Corner, N.B., and a very special nephew, Jimmy Milley (Dawn), Canmore, Alta. She was a sister and a mother to Pat (Patsy) Milley (Wayne), with whom she resided the past five years, Richard (Rick) Hearn (Rosemary), Ottawa, Ont., Kevin Hearn (Shirley); a sister and best friend to Geraldine Hicks, Howell, N.J., Cecil (Tim) and Pearl Hearn, Bay Bulls, N.L., Lawrence (Larry) Hearn (Sadie), Hammonds Plains, N.S. A loving aunt to very special nieces and nephews; great-nieces, nephews and greatgreat- nieces and nephews. She had a very special place in her heart for each and everyone of them. She will be also missed by brother-in-law, Ernest (Par) Mulcahy, Corner Brook, N.L.; sisterin- law, Win (Ken) O'Brien, Portland, Ore.; sisterin- law and special friend, Marg Mulcahy. Her Cape Breton sister, Joan MacLeod, Donkin N.S.; and her card-playing buddy, Kathy Snow, Donkin, N.S.; friend, Anne Marie Puddister; special friend and adopted son, Gussie Puddister, who brought a ray of sunshine to her by visiting her in the hospital during her last days. Other special friends, Eddie White, Michael (Stoney) Maloney. Last but certainly not least, special friend, sister and caregiver, Mary Carey, as well as all the Carey family. She will be dearly missed by many, many friends in both Cape Breton and Newfoundland. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Kevin in 1978, sisters, Vergini Covey, Rosealie Kenny, brothers, Arthur A. Hearn and Victor Hearn. Family and friends may gather at the Donkin Legion, Friday, June 8, 2007, from 2-5 p.m. for a celebration of Dot's life. Burial will take place in Bay Bulls, N.L., at a later date. Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Lung Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of one's choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, 849-7520.


RENOUF, Limbert Frances, 71
Sydney
Cape Breton Deaths May 18, 2007 Friday

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Limbert Renouf, which occurred Monday, May 14, 2007, at home. Born in Cape St. George, N.L., he was the son of the late Adolph and Josephine (March) Renouf. He was an avid woodsman until his retirement. He is survived by his common-law wife, Margaret MacKenzie; son, Wayne "Newf " (Judy), Newfoundland; daughters, Marie Renouf, Annette Woodfind, both of Alberta, Molly (Ricky) Hall, Halifax; grandchildren, Tanya, Justin, Chelsie, Julien, Jesse and Crystal. He is also survived by his sisters, Mary (Jack) Cormier, Irene Young, both of Stephenville, N.L., Dulcie (Greg) Young, March's Point, N.L., Alavine Layes, Glace Bay; three brothers, Jerome (Voncie), Cape St. George, N.L., Wallace (Dale) and Albert (Caroline), Saint John, N.B.; as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Leonard and son, Limbert. Visitation will take place today (Friday) from 2-3:30 p.m. at S.W. Chant and Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. Funeralservice will follow at 3:30 p.m. in S.W. Chant and Son Funeral Home Chapel with Fr. Norman MacPhee officiating. Visitation will resume from 7-9 p.m. tonight. Cremation to follow. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com

 

 

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