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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
November 2008


ABBOTT, Albert 84
The Cape Breton Post, November 5, 2008
Albert Fraser Abbott
of Taylor Street, Sydney, passed away Monday Nov. 3, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in Bonavista, N.L., he was the son of the late Andrew and Isabella (Keel) Abbott. Albert was a former elder of Trinity United Church, Whitney Pier, and a former member of the Odd Fellows Lodge, Sydney. In 1984, he retired from Sydney Steel where he worked in the No. 3 boiler house. Surviving are his wife, Blanche (Etsell); daughter, April (Bob) Moore, Port Hastings; sister, Dorothy Russell, Bonavista; and grandchildren, Kyle and Jordan. Albert was predeceased by his brothers, Ray, Sidney and John. Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel, Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in Trinity United Church, Friday, 2 p.m., with Rev. Jackie MacDonald officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Following the service a reception will be held in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at

DALTON, Jessie May 85
The Cape Breton Post, November 12, 2008

It is with heavy hearts and a profound sense of sadness that we announce the passing of our mother on Monday, Nov.10, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Burgeo, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late John and Melida (Anderson) Kendall. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. The love and care she bestowed upon her family is her greatest legacy. Her interests included knitting, crocheting and quilting. Many of her handmade quilts can be found throughout the local area as well as other parts of Canada and the U.S.A.

May is survived by her three sons, John (Marian), Falmouth, James (Eva), Sydney, Bernie (Willena), Scotchtown; and one daughter, Edith (Alan) Cummings, New Waterford. She was deeply loved by her 10 grandchildren, Debbie Masters, Eileen, Lisa, Jimmy Dalton, Kim and Sherri Dalton, Bernie and Darren Dalton, Robert and Allison Cummings. She is also survived by her seven great-grandchildren, David (D.J.), Cassidy, Rilee, Megan, Jessica, Hannah and James William. May is survived by one sister, Alma (Colie) Gillis, River Ryan, as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, James, sisters, Hilda Sellars, Ellen (Nellie) King, Grace Murphy, Mabel Anderson, Myrtle Harris and her brother, Rev. George Kendall. Visitation will be held Thursday, Nov. 13 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. A funeral service will take place Friday, Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. in Calvin United Church with Rev. Duncan Roach officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney. May's remains will be taken to the church at noon, Friday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or the Canadian Diabetes Association. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at:

O’ROURKE, Philip Joseph 78
The Cape Breton Post, November 21, 2008

It is with broken hearts, we the family of Philip O'Rourke, 78, of Cameron Street, announce his sudden passing at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Holyrood, Nfld., he was the son of the late Francis and Sarah (Timmons) O'Rourke. Phil was retired, as a delivery driver for Imperial Oil for 32 years. He was a member of Holy Redeemer Church and a member of NNS Highlander, ICHB 27th Brigade. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, spending many summers at their trailer at Lake Ainslie.

Phil is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Hattie (Richardson); daughters, Debra, Peggy (Jay) King, Susan (Mic) Hardy, Phyllis (Sheldon) Covey, all of South Bar, Colleen (Glenn) Tighe, Sydney, Maureen (Jim MacArthur), Howie Centre; sons, Philip (Leanne Matheson), B.C., Sean (Tracey), St. Stephen, N.B.; sisters, Bride (the late Charlie) Drohan, Sydney, Peg (the late Bud) Carrie, Oshawa; brother, Jack (Kathleen), Sydney; 17 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a stepmother, Susie Hollohan and a sister, Kate. A funeral mass will take place Saturday, Nov. 22 at 2 p.m. at Holy Redeemer Church with Rev. Errol MacDonald officiating. Memorials may be made to the Holy Redeemer Church building fund.
"Enjoy your Green, Green Grass of home. Forever in our hearts"
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