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BENNETT, Mary Jane
Born in Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late William and Annie (Russell) Penney. Mary was a member of St. Anthony's Church, Glace Bay. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Left to mourn her passing are sons, Gerry (Alice), Mike (Marcella), Garfield, Leo and Allan, all of Glace Bay, and Billie of Toronto; daughters, Thelma King, Ann (Charlie) Long, Sydney, Gloria Bennett, Glace Bay; daughter-in-law, Sharon Bennett, Glace Bay. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren whom Mary cherished. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her loving husband, Benjamin, son, Benny, sisters, Georgina Parsons, Leah Parsons, Elsie Jones, brothers, Leander Penney, Headley Penney and son-in-law, Neville King.
Visitation for Mary Bennett will be held Monday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Fr. Conrad Edwards officiating. Interment will be in St. Anthony Cemetery next to her husband, Benjamin. Online condolences to the Bennett family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca
BEST, Gerald William
Born in Rose Blanche, N.L., he was a son of the late John and Elsie (Knott) Best. He worked as a stevedore with Marine Atlantic until his retirement. Gerald was a devoted member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church and the Royal Albert Masonic Lodge #19. Gerald is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Florence (Bond) Best; daughters, Lana Best (Kenny), Florence, Valerie (Paul) MacDougall, Sydney Mines; sons, Gerald (Eileen) Best, Russell, Manitoba, Kevin (Darlene) Best, Sydney Mines, John (Kim) Best, Upper Sackville; seven grandchildren, Jesslyn, Tamika, Trevor, Steven, Todd, Christopher and Alyssa. Also surviving his one sister, Susie Melbourne, North Sydney; and several nieces and nephews. Gerald was predeceased by one sister, Amelia (Millie) Brown, brothers, Thomas, Walter, Claude and John Best.
Visitation for Gerald will be held from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A Masonic service will be held Friday evening at 7 p.m. in the funeral home. Funeral service will take place 11 a.m. Saturday, in St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney, with Rev. Gloria McClure-Fraser officiating. Burial in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, the Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke Foundation or Nova Scotia Lung Association. Online condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
BYRNE, Ruth Ann R.N., Glace Bay
She is survived by her husband, Leo Byrne; three daughters, Leone (Craig) Whitfield, Alberta, Ruth Ann (Gordon) Power, Halifax, Marilyn (Michael) Young, Glace Bay; four sons, David, Glace Bay, Phillip (Mary Ann), Bermuda, Gerard (Dorothy) and James, both in Halifax. Ruth is also survived by two sisters, Nora Anderson, Mary (Ronald) Romken; eleven grandchildren; three great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Ruth was predeceased by four brothers, Jerry, Jack, Wilfred, Archie; six sisters, Frances McKenzie, Veronica Hall, Murial Paddington, Rose Corkum, Joan and Maude in childhood. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home,16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. The funeral mass, officiated by Rev. Leo Boone is Monday morning at 10 a.m. in St. Johns Church, Glace Bay followed by interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. All are welcome to join the family for a reception in the parish hall. As an expression of sympathy for Ruth, donations in her memory may be made to the Society of St. Vincent DePaul, St. Johns Chapter. On line condolences to the family can be expressed through the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home Website: www.vjmcgillivray.ca
Born in English Harbour East, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late Randall and Katherine (Follett) Dodge. Sarah was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, member of the L.O.B.A. for many years, and a member of the North Sydney Senior Citizens and Pensioners Club. Sarah worked with her husband Ivan at the Canteen in the North Sydney Community Forum for several years.
She is survived by her son, Ivan (Nadine) Matthews and their children Kailin and Kelsey; daughters, Lila (Joe) Howell, and their children, Alicia and Michael and Marilyn Matthews and her daughter Rachel, all of North Sydney; one brother, Earl (Ellen) Dodge, Grand Bank, Nfld.; brothers-in-law, Jordan Dodge, St. John’s, Nfld., Richard (Sharon) Matthews, North Sydney, Garland Lilly, North Sydney, sisters-in-law, Mary Sheaves, North Sydney, Madeline (Banks) MacLean, Upper North Sydney, Gloria (Ray) Rolfe, Sydney, Tina (Walter) Jesso, Winnipeg; also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Sarah was predeceased by her husband, Ivan Matthews; sisters, Phoebe Osmond and Meta Dodge; brother-in-law, Gordon (Claretta) Matthews.
Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009 in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Rev. Carl Fraser officiating. Burial to take place at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or St. John the Baptist Anglican Church. Online condolences may be sent to email@example.com
MOULAND, Linda Mae (Hicks)
Peter was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and he was very proud of his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Linda (Hicks) Mouland; son, Douglas (Marcia) Mouland, Truro; daughter, Brenda (Chris) Zinck, Hammonds Plains; brother, Roy Mouland, Kelowna, BC; grandson, Peter Mouland (Sarah Quintal), Ottawa, ON; granddaughter, Laura (Chris) McCrossin, Calgary, AB; great-granddaughter, Abigail McCrossin. Besides his parents, Peter was predeceased by an infant son, Douglas; brother, Yetman Mouland. There will be no visitation. A private funeral service will be held Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009 at 2 p.m. in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, Lacewood Dr., Halifax. Burial will take place in Hardwood Hill Cemetery, Sydney. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Peter may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. The family wishes to thank Kris and Mariola Ganski and Elzbieta Kubow at Kingswood Residence, as well as the staff at Parkstone for the wonderful care provided to our father.
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