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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
April 2008


BOUTILIER, Georgina P., 63
North Sydney
The Cape Breton Post, April 26, 2008

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Georgina Phyllis Boutilier, 63, a resident of High Street, North Sydney on Thursday, April 24, 2008, at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney. Born in Grand Bank, N.L., she was a daughter of the late Philip and Elizabeth (Cross) Harris. Georgina loved music, watching the horse races and the companionship of her dogs, Mindy and Lucky. Surviving is her husband, John J. Boutilier; her sons, Todd (Brenda) Hines, Wade (Shari) Gouthro, both of North Sydney; her daughters, Lisa (Robert) Hines-Sowery, St. Catharines, Donna (Mike) Bishop, Thorold, Ont.; stepsons, Chris Boutilier, at home, Gary and Darren Boutilier, Ontario; brothers, Philip and Donald (Kay) Harris, North Sydney. Also surviving are eight grandchildren; two step-grandsons and one great-grandchild. Visitation will be held 10-11 a.m. Sunday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St. North Sydney. A funeral service will take place 11 a.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Mike Connolly officiating. Burial to take place at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be sent to the Cape Breton SPCA. Online condolences may be sent to

CLARKE, Lloyd 'Breeze'
The Cape Breton Post, April 21, 2008
Lloyd 'Breeze' Clarke
, 80, formerly of Glace Bay, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, April 18, 2008. Born in Glace Bay he was the son of the late Herbert and Mary Elizabeth (Ashe) Clarke. After leaving Glace Bay at a young age, he worked at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto, then went on to work for the City of Toronto Public Works until his retirement. Breeze loved his daily leisure walks with many of his friends. He will be sadly missed by his sister, Muriel Snook, Newfoundland; sister-in-law, Catherine Clarke, Glace Bay; and many nieces and nephews in Glace Bay. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Grace, sisters, Emily, Mildred, Dora, Susan and brother, Herb 'Lefty'. Breeze was a kind and gentle man. He will be deeply missed by family and all those who knew him. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A private burial will be held at a later date. Online condolences to the Clarke family are available through

DROVER, Jean (Dormody), 86
The Cape Breton Post, April 26, 2008
Jean (Dormody) Drover
, 86, of Amherst and formerly of Sydney passed away Thursday, April 24, 2008, at Gables Lodge, Amherst, with her family at her side. Jean was born in 1922 in Bishop’s Falls, N.L. and was a daughter of the late Richard and Sarah (Kelly) Dormody. Visitation will be held at Campbell’s Funeral Home, 98 Church St., Amherst, 902-667-9906, Saturday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday from Campbell's Chapel. Online condolences can be made at

LEDREW, Hubert
September 18, 1918 - April 10, 2008
The Cape Breton Post, April 12, 2008

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Hubert Emmerson LeDrew of MacAulay's Lane, Sydney, on Thursday April 10, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in Gullies, N.L., he was the son of the late John 'Jack' and Marion LeDrew. A decorated veteran of the Second World War, he served overseas. Hubert received numerous medals and was especially proud of the medal he received for Normandy and Juno Beach. He was retired from Sydney Steel, where he worked as a rigger and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 12. He was a member of the Wildlife Association. Hubert was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy in 1994; son, James 'Jimmy' in 1999, and grandson, John Blanchard in 2002. Surviving are his children, Donna (Perry) Waye, Gordon 'Bucky' (Karen), Carol (Andy) Chan, Marlene (Adrian) Burke, John (Wanda) and Kim (Ed MacKinnon) Thistle; daughter-in-law, Judy LeDrew; grandchildren Beth (Allan) Grey, Les (Angie), Carrie (Dave), Justin (Melanie), Marsha Blanchard, James (Nadine), Anthony (Jen), Matthew, Melanie (Dusty) Brooks and Thomas; and many great-grandchildren. Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Sunday from 2-4 p.m and 7-9 p.m., with a legion service being held at 7 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Monday at 11a.m., with Rev. Wade Reppart officiating. Interment in Hardwood Hill Cemetery. Memorials may me made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 12. Condolences may be sent to the family at

SCOTT, Arthur Gordon
Feb. 21, 1915-April 28, 2008
The Cape Breton Post, May 1, 2008
Arthur Scott
, beloved husband of Muriel Scott of Calgary, passed away on Monday, April 28, 2008, at the age of 93 years. Arthur was born in Port aux Basques, Nfld. He joined the Merchant Marines in 1939 and served in the Second World War until 1946, travelling all over the world serving his country. Arthur moved to Sydney, N.S., and married after the war in 1948. He worked at Colby School for many years as a caretaker and was an active member of the Church of England. Later in life, he and Muriel came west to be near family. No matter where Arthur resided, he always thought of himself as a 'Newfoundlander.' He was a prolific poet, writing about his early years in Newfoundland and his war experiences. Arthur's great interest was building model sailing boats and gardening. He was also an avid fisherman and had a great love for the outdoors. Besides his loving wife Muriel, Arthur is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Gordon and Georgina, Jim and Marie and one daughter and son-in-law, Barbara MacKenzie and Rick Rudolf, all of Calgary; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Pearl Martin, Sydney, N.S., and Dorothy MacNeil, Halifax, N.S. Funeral services will be held at McInnis & Holloway's Chapel of the Bells(2720 Centre St. North), Saturday, May 3, 2008, at 1 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the charity of the donor's choice. Forward condolences through     In living memory of Arthur Scott, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre St. North, Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

SHEAVES, Philip William, 61
North Sydney
The Cape Breton Post, May 2, 2008

It is with great sadness the family announce the passing of their beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, Philip W. Sheaves, age 61, on Wednesday, April 30, 2008, at the Northside General Hospital. Born in Port aux Basques, Nfld., Philip was the son of the late Philip and Ivy (Roberts) Sheaves. He worked aboard the Marine Atlantic vessels between North Sydney and Port aux Basques for many years, retiring early due to an injury. He was also a skilled carpenter and boat builder, an avid hunter and fisherman, and enjoyed playing cards. He was a member of the North Sydney Senior Citizens and Pensioners Club and a member of St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney.

He is survived by his wife, the former Emma Anderson Sheaves; his four sons, Richard (Donna Torraville), Toronto, Kenny (Judy), Saskatoon, Scott, British Columbia, and Dwayne (Carol Marchment), Lower Sackville; his four grandchildren, Adam, Jenna, Jordan and Samantha; his great-grand daughter, Chesnea; his brother, John (Helen), two sisters, Myrtle (Reg) Button and Florence Spencer, all of Port aux Basques; and by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Derek, one brother Kenny, and five siblings in infancy. There will be no visitation by request. Cremation has taken place. A funeral service for Philip will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at St. Matthew Wesley United Church with Rev. David Luker officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to

STEVENS, Azaliah 'Queenie', 99
The Cape Breton Post, May 3, 2008

It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Queenie Stevens, which occurred April 30, 2008, at Harbourstone Enhanced Care Facility, Sydney. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Cecil Stevens. A memorial service will take place 11 a.m., today (Saturday, May 3, 2008) in the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Clayton Austin officiating. Donations may be made the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at

VARDY, Albert Berkley, 63
Bras d'Or
The Cape Breton Post, April 18, 2008

A loving heart stopped beating on April 16, 2008. We regretfully announce the passing of Berkley Vardy, 63, of Little Bras d'Or, N.S. Born Jan. 27, 1945 in Harbourmille, N.L., Berkley was the youngest son of the late George and Josephine (Pardy) Vardy. Berkley trained at the College of Trades and Technology in St. John's, N.L., and began his career as a medical laboratory technologist in Gander, N.L. It was in Gander that Berk met Betty, his wife of 40 years.

In 1970, Berkley moved to North Sydney. He was employed at the Northside General Hospital for 35 years and was the department head of the chemistry lab before he retired in 2005. He was a parishioner at Trinity Anglican Church in Sydney Mines, where he gave his spare time and spirit willingly, as a parish council and choir member. He was a hard worker who enjoyed woodworking and in retirement, bragged that his lawn was comparable to that of a golf course.

Berkley especially enjoyed time with his grandchildren. Poppa will be missed! Berkley is survived by his wife, Betty (Gillingham); his daughter, Rhea (Duncan) MacPhee; his sons, Paul (Sylvia) and Mark (Tina Ciappara); his adoring grandchildren, Rachael and Monica MacPhee, Lauren and Charlotte Vardy and Hunter Stevens. He is also survived by his brothers, Wallace (Hazel) and Clyde; and sisters, Laura (Reuben) Barnes, Olive (John) Poole and Rebecca Bryan; and father-in-law, Reginald Gillingham. Berkley was predeceased by his parents, his sisters, Frances (Morton) Cameron, Ida (John) Penney, Blanche (William) Freebourne, brothers, William and Herbert, an infant sister, and mother-in-law, Renie Gillingham. There will be no visitation by request. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held Saturday 2 p.m. from Trinity Anglican Church, Queen Street, Sydney Mines, with Rev. Peter Rafuse officiating. In lieu of flowers; memorial donations may be made to En Cala, The Stars for Life Foundation for Autism (P.E.I.) or a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, North Sydney. Online condolences for the Vardy family may be sent to
Strength and courage aren't always measured in medals and victories. They are measured in the struggles they overcome. The strongest people aren't always the people who win, but the people who don't give up when they lose. Ashley Hodgeson

Newmarket, Ont.
The Cape Breton Post, May 1, 2008

We regret to announce the passing of Veronica Mary Wadden at MacKenzie Place, Newmarket, Ont., on Friday, April 25, 2008. Born in St. John's, Nfld., she was the oldest daughter of the late Joseph and Eva Mae (Davies) Byrne. She is survived by her daughter, Julie Thorburn, Bradford, Ont.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Shirley Romo and Carol Mullins; two brothers, Leo (Ruth) and Allister (Irene), all of Glace Bay. She was predeceased by her husband, Clarence Wadden, formerly of Waddens Cove in 1990; two sisters, Helen Croney and Mae Toomey and two brothers, Gerald and Michael. Interment took place in Markham, Ont., April 28, 2008.



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