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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
January 2008


COOPER, Nora, 77
The Cape Breton Post, January 2, 2008
Nora Vivian Cooper
, 77, a resident of the Cove Guest Home, formerly of Dillon Street, Sydney, passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2007, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Otters Point, N.L., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Lillian (Billard) Collier. Nora was a member of Bethel Presbyterian Church and formerly employed in the dietary department of the City Hospital. Surviving are her husband, William; brother, Maxwell, Burgeo, N.L.; daughter-in-law, Nancy MacLean, Halifax; grandchildren, David MacLean, Vancouver, and Patricia MacLean, Ottawa; several nieces and nephews. Nora was predeceased by her first husband, Louis MacLean, son, Donald MacLean, sisters, Ada, Bertha, Susan and Marion, brothers, Leslie, William and Fred. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will take place Friday, Jan. 4, 2008, at Bethel Presbyterian Church with Rev. Robert Lyle officiating. Burial in Hardwood Hill Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Condolences may be sent to the family at

LAFOSSE, Hartley, 79
North Sydney
The Cape Breton Post, January 11, 2008

It is with great sadness the family announce the passing of Hartley LaFosse Sr., 79, a resident of William Street, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008, at the Northside General Hospital. Born in Francois, N.L., he was the son of the late George Robert and Maude (Andrews) LaFosse. He served with the merchant marines during the Second World War. He was employed as a 2nd officer aboard the Marine Atlantic vessels for 40 years. He was a member of the Cape Breton Naval Veterans Association, the North Sydney Senior Citizens & Pensioners Club. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney.

He is survived by his three sons, George, Stettler, Alta., David (Elizabeth), Sydney Mines, Hartley Jr. (Darlene), North Sydney; one daughter, Donna (Bill) Carroll, Ramea, N.L.; three grandchildren, Angela Sawan, Billy Carroll, Lindsay LaFosse; two great-grandchildren, Amani and Haley; five step-grandchildren, Sherry, Alison, Amanda, Scott and Craig; and one sister, Carol (Leslie) Fudge, Port aux Basques. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Lucy Mildred Marsden and a sister, Georgina Fiander. Visitation for Hartley will be held Sunday, Jan. 13 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service to be held Monday at 3 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Rev. Carl Fraser officiating. Burial to take place in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton. Online condolences may be sent to

SHIRLEY, Elizabeth 89
The Cape Breton Post, January 16, 2008 Wednesday
Elizabeth Rachael Shirley
, 89, of St. Alban's Avenue, Sydney, passed away Monday, Jan. 14, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Upper Island Cove, Conception Bay, N.L., she was the daughter of the late John and Sarah Margaret (Lynch) Lundrigan. Elizabeth was the former organist and choir director of St. Alban's Anglican Church. She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas Allan, son, Warner, sisters, Agnes, Gladys, Rose, Gertrude and Elsie and brothers, George, Eldred, Thomas, John and Fenwick. Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel, Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at St. Alban's Anglican Church, Thursday, 2 p.m., with Rev. Brenda Drake-MacDonald officiating. Interment in Hardwood Hill Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at

WEBBER, Mary Gladys 84
North Sydney
The Cape Breton Post, January 23, 2008 Wednesday

We, the family of Gladys Webber announce her peaceful passing Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008, surrounded by her loving family and friends. Gladys was born in Victoria, N.L., the daughter of James and Julia (Dearing) Parsons. Gladys was a member of the LOBA Lodge, N.L., and a devout member of the Northside Baptist Church, Sydney Mines. She was a wonderful wife and mother and she leaves behind numerous happy memories for her family. She will be sadly missed by daughters, Marie (Wayne) Grandy, Marilyn (Larry) Boutilier and one son, Roy (Daphne) Webber; her grandchildren, Chris (Amy) Grandy, Tina (James) Armstrong, Zoe (Seth) Radunsky, Sarah Boutilier and Caelin Webber. She is also survived by great-grandchildren, Cohen, Sullivan, Miller and Jessica. She leaves behind one brother and two sisters in Newfoundland as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She will be dearly missed by lifelong dear friends, Noah and Violet Sparkes. Gladys was predeceased by her husband and best friend, Roy Webber, two brothers and two sisters. The family would like to thank the staff of the Miners Memorial Manor for their professional care and love they showed to Mom during her stay. Visitation for Gladys will be held Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. The celebration of Gladys's life will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Northside Baptist Church, Halfway Road, Sydney Mines, with Pastor Jason Homan officiating. Burial will take place in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Family flowers only, memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent
God knew that she was suffering, that the hills were hard to climb. So he closed her wary eyelids and whispered, "Peace be thine." Away in the beautiful hills of God, by the valley of rest so fair, some day, we know not when, We will meet our Mother there.



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