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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
September 2007


HILLIER, Noel George
Sept. 12, 1942-Sept. 13, 2007
Sydney Mines
The Cape Breton Post, September 14, 2007

We regret to announce the passing of Noel Hillier, 65, which occurred at the Northside General Hospital on Sept. 13, 2007. Born in Brunette Island, N.L., he was the son of the late Albert and Bertha Jane Hillier. Noel worked for many years at Marine Atlantic. He was a member of Trinity Anglican Church, Sydney Mines. Noel was an active member of the Army Navy Airforce Veterans of Canada. He is survived by his children, Elizabeth (Danny Wagner) March, Nicole (Rick Musgrave) Hillier, Joanne (Wade) Green, Terry (Cindy) Hillier and Brian (Tanya) Hillier. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Austin and Madison March, Destiny Hillier, Christopher Matthews, Lacey, Brianna and Ethan Hillier; sisters, Mildred (George) and Beatrice (Stewart); brothers, Albert (Annette) and Sam (Jean). Besides his parents, Noel was predeceased by his loving wife, Rose, and his son-in-law, Alonzo March. Visitation for the late Noel Hillier will be held in J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, today (Friday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will take place in Trinity Anglican Church, Queen Street, Sydney Mines, Saturday, Sept. 15 at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Peter Rafuse officiating. The burial will be in the parish cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family at
You will be forever loved and sadly missed by your loving family, and special daughter Destiny

MACPHEE, Judy 63
New Waterford
The Cape Breton Post, September 21, 2007

We regret to announce the death of Judy MacPhee at her residence, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Newfoundland, she was the daughter of Lucy (Smith) Penney and the late Albert W. Penney.

Judy was a kind and caring person who always had a smile and a kind word for everyone she encountered. Judy was very active in her community and church, Calvin United, where she was a longtime member of the choir. At one time she was employed at the New Waterford Store, K-Mart and the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital. At the onset of her illness she was employed at People’s Jewellers, Mayflower Mall.

Judy is survived by her husband, Charlie; one daughter, Penney (Duncan); and one son, Derek (Lori). Also surviving are Judy’s grandchildren, Tyler, Brittny, Kayla, Eric; three sisters, Betty (Gary) Micholsky, Nellie (Ken) Biggers and Daphne (Bill) Stevenson. She will be sadly missed by four brother-in-laws, John MacPhee, Gerard (Linda) MacPhee, Martin (Kay) MacPhee, Billy (Debbie) MacPhee; nieces and nephews; her aunt Daisy Hoddnot; and by a special daughter, Shannon Nemis. Judy was predeceased by a brother in infancy, Albert, in-laws, Hannah and Dougie MacPhee and brother-in-law Eddie MacPhee. Visitation will take place this evening (Friday) Sept. 21, from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. The funeral service officiated by Rev. Duncan Roach is 2 p.m. Sunday, in Calvin United Church followed by interment in Union Grove Cemetery, Scotchtown. Fellowship will follow at Calvin United Hall. Judy will be taken to the church Sunday at noontime. In lieu of flowers, donations in Judy’s memory may be made to Calvin United Church. Online condolences to the family can be expressed at
May she rest in peace.

OLIVER, Mary 88
New Waterford
The Cape Breton Post, September 25, 2007

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mary Oliver on Friday, Sept. 21, 2007, at her home, Maple Hill Manor. Born in Newfoundland, Mary was the daughter of the late James and Agnes (Doyle) Oliver. A kind and quiet lady, Mary was a homemaker with an easy going and pleasant personality. She always enjoyed watching television, glancing through catalogues and spending time with her family. Mary is survived by one brother, Leo (Margaret) Oliver, Toronto; and sisters-in-law, Dot Oliver and Marian Oliver, New Waterford. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Mary was predeceased by sisters, Jane (Frank) Marsh, Annie Oliver and Sissy Oliver, brothers, Joe, Dennis, Austin and Rob. As requested cremation has taken place. A funeral mass to celebrate Mary's life will be held Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 11 a.m. in the Parish of St. Leonard's/Mount Carmel Church. Interment will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, N.S. Donations in Mary's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice. To express online condolences to the family, go to

The Cape Breton Post, September 25, 2007

With profound sorrow, the family of John Pittman announces his passing Sept. 23, 2007, at home surrounded by his loved ones. Since May 2005 he fought a courageous battle with leukemia. Born Jan. 15, 1945, at St. Brendan's, Bonavista Bay, N.L., he was the eldest son of Kathleen (Furlong) and Jack Pittman. His happy childhood days were spent in the wonderful Whitney Pier Community. After three years in the armed forces, he returned to school in 1964 to further his education. Upon graduating from St. Francis Xavier University in 1969, he began his teaching career at South Bar School, transferring to Malcolm Munroe Junior High when it opened, retiring in 1998. A truly gifted teacher, John was a very kind and generous soul who was admired by all who knew him. He was always a happy person with a great sense of humour who could keep you entertained with his lively stories. Fishing was a great joy to him and he was also a very talented woodworker. He was an active volunteer and his willingness to give so freely of his time and talent will continue to inspire those who knew and loved him.

John is survived by his loving wife, Marguerite (Farrell). He was the much loved dad to his children, Stephen(Allison), North Carolina, Janet, Halifax, Brent (Jennifer), Toronto. He is survived by his dear siblings, Art (Kay), Halifax, Gail (Nick) Bruvels, Stewiacke, Helen Nash, Ontario, Tina (Wendell) Connors, Howie Centre, Gordon, Ontario. John will be deeply missed by his mother-in-law, Eileen Farrell (Lawrence, deceased) and his in-laws, Adrian (Janice), Bernie (Margo), David (Margie), Lillian (Bruce) Andrews, Larry (Kim) and Maurice. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and also many good friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Kay and Jack Pittman and his sister, Margaret. Faith, family, friends --- this motto sustained John throughout his lifetime. Fear not nor grieve at my departure, you whom I have loved so much, for my roots and yours are forever intertwined. Visitation for the late Mr. Pittman will be held today (Tuesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Holy Redeemer Church with Fr. Errol MacDonald officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Online condolences may be sent to the family at



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