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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
February 2008


CREWS, William George, 88
North Sydney
The Cape Breton Post, February 22, 2008
William George Crews
, 88, a resident of Stanley Street, beloved brother, uncle, nephew, mentor and designated family patriarch, died peacefully Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008, at the Northside General Hospital. William, or Bill as he was fondly known by many, was born in Sydney Mines, and while still very young, he and his parents George and Gertrude (Pike) Crews, formerly of Newfoundland, moved to North Sydney, where he resided until his demise. Employment with Sydney Steel for 42 years, together with his great love of horses, both as an owner and a racer, along with fishing and hunting with his family and friends, engaged most of his younger years.

William was very loyal to his family and their families, embracing and assisting them through good times and bad, which often included a safe place to lay anchor when necessary .. . his door was always open to us. Surviving are his sisters, Carolyn (Burton) Bridge, Kingston, Ont., Madeline Crews, Timberlea; his companion, Irene Neil, North Sydney; and his aunt, Julia Pyke, also of North Sydney. He will be missed by a large circle of nieces, nephews and cousins. William was predeceased by his brothers, John, Jesse, Willard, Gerald, Melvin and Ronald. In honour of William's personal wishes, a memorial service only will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23 in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home Chapel, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney, with a reception to follow at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Peppett Street, North Sydney. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to

FLANNIGAN, Daniel, 82
The Cape Breton Post, February 12, 2008

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Dan Flannigan, 82, of MacLeod Street, South Bar. Dan passed away at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008, after a short illness. Born in Avondale, Nfld., he was the son of the late Leo and Josephine (Moore) Flannigan. Dan was a member of Holy Redeemer parish and formerly employed with Sydney Steel. He enjoyed his daily swims with his friends at Polar Bear Beach, gardening and working around the yard. Dan had a great sense of humour and always had a funny story. Dan truly knew a bit about everything. He was always fixing things for people and will be missed and fondly remembered by all those who knew him.

Dan was a loving husband to Mary (Carroll) Flannigan and dad to Daniel Joseph 'DJ' (Sandra) and Mary 'Carol' (William Maxwell). He is also survived by sisters, Alice, Winnifred and Annie and brothers, Edward, Tom, Gerimiah, George and Augustus. He was predeceased by his daughter, Carol Josephine, sisters, Mary and Penny and brothers, John and Leo. Interment will take place at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family at    Memorials may be made to the Holy Redeemer Building Fund.
"May the road rise to meet you May the wind always be at your back May the sun shine warm upon your face And the rain fall softly upon your fields And until we meet again May God hold you in the palm of His hands."

HYNES, W. Harry
Glace Bay
The Cape Breton Post, February 15, 2008
W. Harry (William Henry) Hynes
, 98, died peacefully Feb. 12, 2008, in Glace Bay General Hospital. Born in Port au Port, Nfld., he was the eldest son of Keziah Jane (DeLeuche) and Charles Henry Hynes. He was predeceased by his wife, Helen. He is survived by three daughters, Linda (Herb) MacDonald, Dartmouth, Judi ( John) Neary, Amherst, and Norma (Tom) Cochrane, Glace Bay. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Sean MacDonald, Edmonton, Andrew MacDonald, Stratford, Kirk MacDonald, Halifax, Michael (Amber) Cochrane, Glace Bay, and Erin Cochrane, Dartmouth; also nine great grandchildren, Julianna, Kate, Leslie, Meara, Macaulay, Makale, Maxime MacDonald and Samantha and Melanie Cochrane. He was predeceased by three brothers, one sister, four half-brothers and one half-sister. One half-brother, Melvin Sherwood, St. Margaret's Bay, survives.

He completed a diploma in electrical engineering from Chicago Engineering Works. Following his first job as a pressman at J.B. Morrison and Son, Sydney, he worked in the electrical department of the steel plant and then moved to Glace Bay in 1940 in the electrical department of Seaboard Power Plant. In 1944, he suffered a severe electrical accident resulting in damage to the head, spinal cord and nervous system. He returned to work and continued at Seaboard Power Plant until retirement as electrical superintendent in 1974.

Visitation will be held Friday, Feb. 15 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Newsom United Church, Dominion Street, Glace Bay, with Rev. Michael Goodfellow officiating. A reception following will be held at the church. Memorial donations may be made to Newsom United Church, the Glace Bay Food Bank or a charity of choice.

LEMOINE, Freda, 87
North Sydney
The Cape Breton Post, February 7, 2008

It is with great sadness the family announce the passing of Freda May LeMoine, a resident of Taigh Solas, at the Northside General Hospital on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008. Born in Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late George and Minnie (Melbourne) Anderson. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney. Freda is survived by a daughter, Pauline (John) VanderVaart, Ontario; five sons, George (Janet), David (Susan), Daniel, Thomas (Denise), all of Ontario, and Fred (Cortina), North Sydney. She is also survived by her 17 grandchildren and numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren; her sister, Gladys Bolt, Newfoundland; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Ronald Garfield LeMoine, two sons, Ronald Herbert and Steven Garfield, her granddaughter, Laura Lee, grandsons, Richard, Ronald, Samuel and Dennis, brothers, Edwin and Thomas and a sister, Mabel. In accordance with Freda's wishes, there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place with a memorial service at a later date. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, Taigh Solas or a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to

LUNDRIGAN, William “Bill”
The Cape Breton Post, Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Bill Lundrigan
, 76, of Sydney, passed away Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008, at his residence. Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late George and Alfreda (Gosse) Lundrigan. Bill was a member of St. Alban's Church and worked for Sydney Steel in the railroad department.

Bill is survived by his wife, Jeannette; loving daughter, Paula (Ray) Gabriel, Sydney; loving son, Mark, at home; loving granddaughter, Melissa, whom he cherished dearly; sisters, Margaret Myers, Belle Duffney, both of Sydney; brothers, Edward, John, Allister (Helen), all of Sydney; Gordon, the Cove Guest Home, and Fred (Linda), Kingston, N.S. He was predeceased by sisters, Dorothy and Louise. Funeral service will take place Thursday, 2 p.m. at St. Alban's Church with Rev. Brenda Drake MacDonald officiating. Memorials may be sent to Palliative Care or the VON. Condolences may be sent to the family at
William "Bill" Lundrigan was the son of George Lundrigan of Upper Island Cove, NL and Alfreda Gosse of Tilton, NL.
(Contributed by Bob Vokey)

MARTIN, Henry Baxter 89
The Cape Breton Post, February 1, 2008

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts, that we, the family announce the passing of our beloved father, husband, grandfather and great-grandfather, Baxter, of Sydney, on Monday, Jan. 28, 2008. Born in Harbour Grace, Nfld., on the June 6, 1918, to Reuben and Jane (Thistle) Martin, he was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Left to mourn his passing are his wife of 67 years, Pearl; his four children, Ruby (Marcel) Poirier, Alliston, Ont., Gordie (Millie), Sydney, Judy Lawrence, Sydney, and Elton (Rose), New Waterford. Also left to mourn him are 13 grandchildren, Glenda (Jim), Deanna (John), Paula (Steve), Donna (Neil), Chris (Rosa), Allan (Erica), Brian (Kerri), Terry (Karen), Mark (Kim), Kathy (Wayne), Wanda (Barry), Elton (Valerie) and Blair (Laura); also remembered fondly by his 21 great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Pierson, Keira, Tasha, Scott, Megan, Connor, Baxter, Jaime, Brittany, Samantha, Ryan, Kory, Bethany, Jeffery, Derek, Logan, Jaret, Faith, Rohan and Scotia. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Reuban, Noah, Heber, Harold and sisters, Beatrice, Rhoda, great-grandson, Alexander and son-in-law, Phil Lawrence, also in infancy by brother, Frank and sister, Jean.

‘Bax’ as he was commonly called, was also a courageous veteran of Second World War having served with the Canadian infantry until the war’s end with pride, honour and dedication to his country. Bax worked for many years at Sydney Steel until Black Friday in 1968, when he and Pearl moved to Toronto, where he worked until his retirement at Kawneer Aluminum Corp. in 1983. Since returning to Cape Breton in 2001, he lived in Sydney River until his passing.

Bax was a kind, gentle man, full of fun who enjoyed life to the fullest, always considerate of others and respected by all who knew him. He was the head of a proud family, a mantle he wore with wisdom and pride.

“Gone but not forgotten, he is now and will continue to live in our hearts and memories forever.”

There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008, at the Anglican Church of Christ the King, George Street, Sydney, with Rev. Fred Rhymes and Rev. Val Rhymes officiating. Reception will take place at Christ the King Church Hall. Interment to follow in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at     Donations may be made in Bax’s memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of . . . Chant's Funeral Home.

STREET, Ronald, 43
Sydney Mines
April 7, 1964 - Feb. 26, 2008
The Cape Breton Post, February 29, 2008 Friday

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ron Street, on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, after a courageous two-year battle with cancer. Born in Port aux Basques, N.L., he was the son of Matthew and Ruth (Skinner) Street.

Ron had a long and distinguished career with the Canadian Navy, beginning in July 1981. He was dedicated to and loved the military and especially the sea, having served on Her Majesty's Canadian ships, Charlottetown, Iroquois, Athabaskan, Algonquin and Protecteur. He also served onshore at CFB Halifax, CFB Greenwood and CFS Gander. One of the highlights of Ron's career was a six-month tour of duty at CFS Alert, from March-September 2005. Ron was very proud of the fact that he was a cook and had the privilege of preparing meals for Pope John Paul II, Governor-General Adrienne Clarkson and members of the British Royal Family. An avid outdoorsman, Ron enjoyed fourwheeling, moose hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed making Christmas crafts and drawing. He was a big fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs. He loved to go to the rink and watch his sons play hockey in the winter and baseball in summer. One of his favourite things was to entertain people with his stories and jokes, on Saturdays, while he was preparing a good scoff for them.

Ron is survived by his loving, devoted wife and best friend, Michelle (Prince); his sons, who were very precious to him, Matthew (Bubs) and Max, and his two beautiful daughters, Melissa (Pete) and Keisha. Besides his parents, he is also survived by a sister, Mildred (Sean) Osmond, East Bay; and brothers, Johnny (Joan) Street, Port aux Basques, Art (Paula) Street, Lloydminister, Sask., Sheldon (Heidi) Street, Port aux Basques, and Trevor (Nicki) Street, Port aux Basques. Also left to mourn are his mother and father-in-law, Clarence and Catherine Prince,whom he loved dearly; sister-in-law, Deanna (Chris) Tobin, Sydney Mines; brothers-in-law, Daryl Gorman and Alex Prince, both of Halifax; and a number of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his sister-in-law, Colette Gorman. Visitation for Ron will be held in the J.M.Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, today (Friday, Feb. 29) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will take place Saturday at 11 a.m. in Trinity Anglican Church, with the Rev. Peter Rafuse officiating. According to Ron's wishes, cremation will follow the service. Donations in Ron's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, or the Palliative Care Society. Online condolences may be sent to the family at
Ron, you will be missed dearly by all, and remembered in our hearts.

WHALEN, Ronald George 85
The Cape Breton Post, February 2, 2008

It is with deep sadness, that we announce the passing of Ron Whalen, which occurred Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Botwood, N.L., he was the son of the late Alexander and Bessie (Budgell) Whalen. He worked for 35 years at the Central Fire Department, Sydney, retiring as a captain from the Whitney Pier Department. Ron was also a member of the Sydney Pensioners Club.

Ron was survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Viola (Harte); three daughters, Vesta (John) MacNeil, Sydney, Patricia Mevold, Dartmouth, Terry (Frank) LeBlanc, Coxheath; three sons, Kevin (Anne), New Brunswick, Ronnie (Valerie), Yarmouth, Barry (Paula), Summerside, P.E.I.; 14 grandchildren, Donna Lynn, Ronnie, Yvonne, Barbara, Jennifer, Christopher, Scott, Ryan, Adam, Amanda, Jeremy, Jody, Melissa, Alex; nine great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter. He is also survived one sister, Gwen Driver, Ottawa; three brothers, Ellis, Ross (Pat), both of New Brunswick, and Ches, Sydney. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by one sister, Mona Hicks, and one brother, Oscar. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Monday, Feb. 4 at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, from 2-3:30 p.m. A memorial service will take place at 3:30 p.m., Monday in the funeral home chapel. Reception to follow. Family flowers only, donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at



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