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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
October 2008


ANDERSON, Elliott    91
North Sydney
The Cape Breton Post, October 22, 2008

It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, Elliott Anderson, age 91, Monday, Oct. 20, 2008, at his residence at upper North Sydney. Born in Burgeo, Nfld., Elliott was the son of the late Aaron and Mahala (Prosser) Anderson.

Elliott was a veteran of the Second World War serving with the Pictou Highlanders. Following the war he worked as a machinist for Atlantic Spring & Machine until his retirement in 1981. Elliott was an active member of St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney, as a church elder and a member of the AOTS men's club. An avid sports fan, he enjoyed watching baseball and hockey and playing both in earlier years. His greatest joy was his family and he loved spending time with them. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 41 years, Ethel (MacKenzie) Anderson; his son, Carl (Debbie) Anderson, Sydney River; and his two precious granddaughters, Kayleigh and Kate; his sister, Sybil Anderson and nephew, Artie, North Sydney; and sister-in-law, Dea Anderson. He was predeceased by brothers, Russell, William, Lawrence, Roy and Carl Anderson and a sister, Dorothy Black. Visitation for Elliott will be held today (Wednesday) 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 2 p.m., Thursday at St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney, with Rev. David Luker officiating. Burial will follow in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to St. Matthew Wesley United Church or the Northside Civic Centre. Online condolences may be sent to

GALE, T. Rose (Campbell)
Jan. 30, 1930-Oct. 18, 2008
Sydney, N.S.
The Cape Breton Post, October 22, 2008

It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Theresa 'Rose' Gale (Campbell), late of 312 Esplanade, Sydney, on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008, surrounded by her family at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital following a brief illness.

Rose was born in Millville, N.L., and was the second youngest of 13 children born to the late Isidore and Annie (McInnis) Gale. She was a member of Sacred Heart parish in Sydney. Rose moved to Sydney in 1950 and worked for many years at Crowells. She later moved to Woodstock, Ont. where she worked for Bell Canada as a telephone operator. She moved back to Cape Breton in 1960 and stayed at home to raise her Girls. Rose returned to work at the Sydney City Hospital in 1975 as switchboard operator until her retirement in 1993. Rose has touched many lives and will be fondly remembered as someone who enjoyed life to its fullest with fun, laughter and dancing. Mom was always ready for a game of cards. To know her was to love her!

Rose is survived by her three loving daughters, Sharon Thorne (and her fiancé Robin Campbell), Deborah Campbell (and her partner-in-life, Jerry Ryan), and Sheila (Mike) MacGillivary, all of Sydney. Nana is also survived by five grandchildren, Erica, Amanda, Michael (our only boy), Brianna and Danielle. G-G is also survived by three great-granddaughters, Theresa, Ashlynn and Rachel. Rose is also survived by her sister, Loretta Bauer, of Sydney and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Rose was predeceased by her husband, Leo Campbell (1992), two sisters, Mary McNeil and Margaret Gale (in infancy), and nine brothers, Gus, Arthur, John Francis, Isidore, Tom, Michael, Aiden, Joseph and Matthew.

Rose's family would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the City Homemakers Society for the wonderful care they have given to Mom over the past number of years which enabled her to live in her own home and maintain her independence. We also appreciate the medical support provided by the VON while Mom was at home. Rose's children would also like to express our sincere appreciation to the staff at the ICU in Glace Bay and the Cape Breton Regional Hospital for the excellent care provided to Mom while she was in hospital. Special thanks to Dr. Ajayi and Dr. Wong for your valiant efforts on Mom's behalf. And of course thank you to Dr. Mike Ryan for his continued care and support for Mom over the years.

Visitation for Mom will take place at S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney on Tuesday, Oct. 21 from 5-9 p.m. The funeral arrangements are being planned and details will follow. As it was Mom's wish to be laid to rest next to our father, burial will take place in the St. Columba Parish Cemetery in Iona overlooking the beautiful Bras d'Or Lakes. Donations in Mom's memory can be made to the St. Columba Church Building Fund, Iona, or a charity of choice. Online condolences can be sent to the family at
God Bless you, Mom!

MERCHANT, James Earle
The Cape Breton Post, October 1, 2008

Born in St. John's, Nfld., he was raised in Sydney, N.S., then attended St. Francis Xavier University and the University of Toronto; eventually returning to Newfoundland to teach. His retirement years were spent in P.E.I., where he passed away suddenly. An only child, he was predeceased by his parents, J. Oscar and Helen (Prendergast) Merchant. He will be missed and always remembered by many. A memorial mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Oct. 6 in St. Mary's Church, East Bay, followed by interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.

PURCELL, Patrick 77
Glace Bay
The Cape Breton Post, October 11, 2008

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Patrick Leo Purcell, age 77, of Mechanic Street, Glace Bay. Pat passed away on Friday, Oct. 10, 2008, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex, with his family members at his side. Born in Harbour Grace, Nfld., he was the son of the late Pierce and Zela. Pat was a former lumberjack and was employed with the fisheries. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 57 years, Vera (Burden); children, Pierce, Beatrice, Reg, Ann Denise; brothers, Leo (Hazel), Alphonse (Gwen), Richard (Marilyn); sisters, Phoebe (Thomas), Eileen (Leonard), all of Newfoundland; cherished grandchildren, Marie, Cecil, Patrick, Alicia, Nicole, Vanessa; great-grandchildren, Jamie, Tanisha, Sarah, Hannah, Nicholas; also many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Paul Purcell. Pat was a kind and gentle man who loved his family dearly and volunteered his time to the seniors. In honouring Pat's wishes, there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Interment will be held at Greenwood Cemetery at a later date. Online condolences to the Purcell family may be expressed at    The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the staff of Glace Bay Health Care Complex.



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