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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
September 2008


CLEMENTS, Wilfred Samuel 81
The Cape Breton Post, September 20, 2008

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of our father and grandfather, Wilfred Clements, Wednesday, September 17, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late John Wilfred and Ethel Mae (Mercer) Clements. He was a member of Church of Christ the King. He was employed as commissioner at the Sydney City Hospital. He was a veteran of the Canadian Army where he served overseas. Wilfred enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid sports fisherman.

Wilfred is survived by four sons, Wilfred Jr., John (Darlene), both of Sydney, John (Elaine), Weymouth, David (Maureen), Ottawa, and daughters, Pamela (Vince) Tutty Glace Bay, Debbie (Darren) Genge, Halifax, Linda Hibbert, Ontario, as well as his companion of four years, Dorothy Pinkston, Sydney. Wilfred is also survived by 15 grandchildren as well as 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ina, Toronto, Carolyn, Oshawa, Ont., as well as one brother, Herbert (Jean Ellen), B.C. Besides his parents, Wilfred was predeceased by his wife, Jean Clements; his son, Timmothy; stepmother, Mary Legge; three brothers, Gerald, Stanley and John, as well as a sister, Loretta. There will be no visitation by his request. Cremation has taken place under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Avenue, New Waterford, 862-7500. A funeral service to celebrate Wilfred's life will be held on Monday, September 22, 2008, at 2 p.m. in the Church of Christ the King, George Street, Sydney, with Rev. Glenn Kent officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Donations in Wilfred's memory may be made to the Diabetes Society or to a charity of one's choice. To send condolences to the family, go to
He will be sadly missed and remembered forever by his family.

HARDY, Cecil L.S.
Burgeo, Nfld./Sydney, N.S.
May 21, 1938-Sept. 3, 2008
The Cape Breton Post, September 13, 2008 Saturday

It is with deep sadness we regret to announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather on September 3, 2008, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Cul-de-Sac, Nfld., he was the son of the late Joe and Elsie Hardy. Cecil was a lover of the sea. He loved to travel the world and made friends easily because of his infectious personality. He will be deeply missed by his loving wife, Rita (Marsden) Hardy; sons, Bill (Michelle) and children, Jasea (Poppy's girl) and Noah, all of Sydney, Joe (Michelle) and son, Joey, Fredericton, N.B.; daughter, Elizabeth (Kevin) Lindsay, Ottawa. Cremation has taken place. His final resting place is Ramea, Nfld.
"All the pain and grief is over, All the restless tossing passed. He is now at peace forever, Safely home in Heaven at last. May God keep you safe. We love you and will miss you dad."

MacLELLAN, Gordon Alexander
1921 - 2008
Sydney Mines
The Cape Breton Post, September 20, 2008
Gordon Alexander MacLellan
passed away peacefully on September 19, 2008, at the Northside General Hospital. Born in Sydney Mines on October 3, 1921, he was the son of the late John and Alice (Cox) MacLellan. A lifelong resident of Sydney Mines, Gordon spent his late teen years as a miner at Princess Colliery. After several years as a salesman for MacDonald's Wholesale and Sydney Wholesale, he operated his own businesses. MacLellan's Wholesale in Sydney Mines and MacLean's Wholesale in New Waterford during the 1960s and 1970s. Later he served until his retirement, as the co-ordinator of the Neighbourhood Improvement (NIP) and the Residential Assistance (RAP) programs for the Town of Sydney Mines.

As a young man, he was very active in swimming, baseball and basketball and coached school hockey and girls basketball teams. Gordon was a former president of the Cape Breton Shrine Club, a charter member of the Northside Kiwanis Golden K, a board member of the Kinsmen Day Care Centre, and a former vice-president of the Sydney Mines Seniors and Pensioners Club. He was a member of Grace Fellowship Church. A faithful and avid supporter of his community, Gordon was active an member in many facets of government and politics. He is best remembered as the Mayor of Sydney Mines, serving two terms, 1967-1970 and 1971-1973. During his second term of office, he was also chairman of the Northside-Victoria Amalgamated School Board.

Gordon is survived and lovingly remembered by his two daughters, Marsha (Clifford) Smith, Sydney Mines and Thalia, Sydney; by sister, Adrienne (Neil) Patterson, Sydney Mines and brothers, Earle (Marjorie), Dartmouth and Dr. D. Lorne (Irene), Sydney Mines; three grandchildren, Troy (Julie) Smith, T.J. (Andrea) Smith, Fredericton, N.B. and Tasha (Douglas) Gallant, Bedford, N.S. and five great grandchildren, Jacob and Jillian Smith, Alex and Abby Gallant and Eric Smith. He was predeceased by his wife, Tillie (Snow); son, Paul and brothers, Clyde and Douglas. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends are invited to a committal service to be held at Brookside Cemetery, Halfway Road, Sydney Mines, Monday, Sept. 22 at 2 p.m., Rev. Rick Barnes and Rev. R. Ritchie Robinson officiating. A reception will follow at 2:30 p.m. at the Sydney Mines Seniors and Pensioners Club, 6 Fraser Ave., Sydney Mines. Donations may be made to either the Cancer Centre of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, 1482 George St., Sydney, N.S., B1M 0A1 or to the Northside Civic Centre Archibald's Wharf, North Sydney, Phone 794-3839. Online condolences may be e-mailed to the family at

MAY, Philip John
July 26, 1921-Sept. 23, 2008
Bras d'Or/Glace Bay
The Cape Breton Post, Septembet 24, 2008

It is with great sadness our family announces the passing of Philip May, on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, in his 88th year. Born in Belloram, N.L., he was the son of the late Verena and Isaac May. Phil served with the Merchant Marine Navy and was a member of the Naval Vets, and Branch 19 of the Royal Canadian Legion, North Sydney. He worked at Stelco in Hamilton, Ont., for 32 years before retiring and returning to Little Bras d'Or. Phil was a loving and devoted father to Dave (Judy), Tarbot, Cape Breton, and Doug (Debbie), Hamilton, Ont.; cherished grandfather of Christopher, Michael, Bryan and Todd; great-grandfather to Gavin, Clark and Natasha. He is also survived by Ethel, Eileen, Pat, Queenie, Clarence and Norma. Phil will be sadly missed by Jackie, Alex, Elizabeth and Jacquelyn, and by the many other friends and family whose lives he touched in such a special way. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Ethel (Young) May, sister, Dot and brother, Clarence. Visitation for Philip May will be held in the J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, Friday, Sept. 26, 2008, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will take place Saturday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

MEADE, Donald 62
The Cape Breton Post, September 17, 2008
Donald Meade
, 62, Upper Prince Street, Sydney, passed away at home on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008. Born in Harbour Breton, N.L., he was the son of the late Arthur and Beatrice (Stone) Meade. Surviving are his companion, Diane Crane; daughters, Roxanne (Jimmy) Jessome, Halifax and Claudette MacKenzie, Ontario; sons, Ronald MacKenzie, Sydney, Donald and Wayne Meade, Halifax; sisters, Roxanne (Joe), Digby, Deborah (George), Halifax, Marjorie (Charles), Harbour Breton, Phyllis(Wallace), Dartmouth, and Lucy (Kevin), Dartmouth; brothers, Rick, Dave(Ann), Joe (Tina), Halifax, Art (Leona), Main-a-Dieu, Corwin (Bessie), Gaultois, Dale (Donna), Dartmouth, and Corey, Digby; grandsons, Zackary and Jaccob, as well as several other grandchildren. Donald was predeceased by his son, Russell. Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Friday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Robert Lyle officiating. Interment will be held at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family at

NIPPARD, Jessie Elizabeth 80
North Sydney
The Cape Breton Post, September 12, 2008

It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, Jessie Elizabeth Nippard, 80, a resident of Central Court, Stanley Street, on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008, at the Northside General Hospital.

Born in Burgeo, N.L., she was the daughter of the late John B. and Frances (Anderson) Strickland. Jessie enjoyed her favourite hobbies of knitting and spending time with family, especially the grandchildren whom she loved so much. Jessie will be sadly missed by everyone whose hearts she touched. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney and a former member of the ACW and LOBA.

Jessie is survived by her loving husband of 57 years Archibald; her son, Levi (Elizabeth), North Sydney; her daughter, Dora (Tony) O'Connell, Manitoba; her grandsons, Chad (Jessica) and Derek Nippard, Anthony (Tracy), Glen (Tammy) and Trevor O'Connell; her cherished great-grandchildren, Cole, Brady and Sydney O'Connell, Logan, Candice, Bradley and Chole Serroul, and Jordon and Larisa Griffen; her sisters, Annette Courtney, Freda (Howard) Ingram, Ann (Lewis) Bartlett, all of Newfoundland, Gerri Hamilton, Manitoba; brothers, Les(Marion), Aub (Harriet), Levi (Margaret), all of Newfoundland; sister-in-law, Janet Hart and many nieces and nephews, as well as her godchildren, Louise, Duane and Michelle Seaward. She was predeceased by her grandson, Darren Nippard, brothers, Harvey, Joe and Freeman, stepfather, Tom Anderson, one sister-in-law and six brothers-in-law.

Visitation for Jessie will be held Sunday 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 2 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Rev. Carl Fraser officiating. Burial to follow in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Online condolences may be sent to

Miss me - But let me go
When I come to the end of the road, and the sun has set for me, I want no rites in a gloom filled room, why cry for a soul set free? Miss me a little, not too long, and not with your head bowed low, Remember the love that we once shared, miss me but let me go. For this is a journey that we all may take, and each must go alone, It's all part of the Master's plan, a step on the road to home. When you are lonely and sick at heart, go to the friends we know, And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds. Miss me - But let me go.



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