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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
February 2009


BENOIT, Reginald
Reading, MA
The Cape Breton Post, February 11, 2009
Reginald Benoit
, a longtime resident of Reading, Mass, passed away at the Kindred Hospital in Peabody, after a lengthy illness on Friday evening, Feb. 6, 2009. He was 82 years of age. Born in Stephenville, Nfld, he was the son of the late John E. and Mary (Chaisson) Benoit and was the husband of the late Mary (MacDonald) Benoit, who died in 1998.

Mr. Benoit had lived in Stirling, NS, prior to coming to Reading in 1963. He had been employed at the General Tire in Woburn prior to his retirement. Most recently, Reginald had worked as a school crossing guard for the Town of Reading at the corner of West Willow and Summer Street. "Reg" as he was known to family and friends, was a longtime member of the Heather Lodge No. 124 AF & AM in Framboise, NS. He also loved cars and took great pride in his vehicles throughout the years.

Mr. Benoit is survived by one daughter, Regina Saunders and her husband Norman, of Wilmington, one son, Glenn Benoit of Reading, MA, and two grandchildren, Jonathan and Kristin. He is also survived by several brothers and sisters in Newfoundland, his niece, Margaret McLeod of Inverness, NS, his nephew, Earl MacLean of New York, and many other nieces and nephews in Newfoundland. Visiting hours will be at the Douglass, Edgerley and Bessom Funeral Home, 25 Sanborn St. (corner of Woburn Street), Reading, MA, on Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 from 4-7:30 pm. followed by a funeral service at 7:30 pm. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Burial will take place in Canada at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the SND Charity Fund, Atten: Hospital Equipment Loan Program, 142 Pleasant St., Malden, MA, 02148. For info, directions and guestbook, visit

DYER, George
The Cape Breton Post, February 13, 2009

Born in Cornerbrook, Newfoundland, Canada, - George Dyer, 78, MacLeod's Hill, Sydney, passed away Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Cornerbrook, Nfld., George was the son of the late Henry and Mae (Decker) Dyer. He retired from Irving Oil Ltd. after 23 years of service. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth (MacEachern); daughters, Linda and Susan (Wayne), Sydney and Evelyn (Marc), Quebec; sons, George (Melanie) and David (Debbie), Sydney; sisters, Beulah (Donald) MacRury, Sydney and Hazel (Jim) Walters, Bras D'or; brothers, Gordon (Bride), Sydney and Fred (Lillian), Halifax; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. George was predeceased by his son, John and sisters, Evelyn and Ruby. Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Monday 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday 2 p.m., with Pastor Ron Coole officiating. Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at

INGRAM, Sidney
North Sydney
The Cape Breton Post, February 20, 2009

Born in Burgeo, Newfoundland, Canada, - It is with heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Sidney Ingram, age 76, of Georges River, on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009 at the Northside General Hospital. Born in Burgeo, Nfld., he was the son of the late Fred and Fanny (Harris) Ingram. He was a retired fisherman, who was formerly employed at H.B. Nickerson & Sons and later as the skipper of his own boat, the Derek & Sheri. Sid, a devoted Christian, was known by many for his strong faith, love for God and kindness to others. He was a member of the Pentecostal Church most of his life and attended Grace Fellowship Church in Sydney Mines.

Surviving are his daughters and sons, Cindy (Paul) Hawkins, Lawrencetown, Paul (Rebecca) Ingram, Lower Sackville, Cherri Ingram, Eastern Passage and Joel (Cristen) Ingram, Lower Sackville; his grandchildren, Crystal and John Hawkins, Jessica, Jeremy and Shannon Ingram, Logan and Jamie Lee Bissett and Brennan, Nicholas, Logan, Caleb and Joshua Ingram. Also surviving are his brothers, Fred Ingram, North Sydney, Howard (Freda) Ingram, Port Aux Basques, his twin brother Edward 'Ned' (Stella) Ingram, North Sydney and his sisters, Phyllis Eccleston, Michigan, Marie Keeping, North Sydney and brother-in-law Gordon Cluett, North Sydney and also his dear friend Marleen Williams. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Jessie (Cluett) Ingram; two brothers, George and Winston Ingram; brothers-in-law, Arthur Keeping and John Eccleston and sister-in-law, Susan Cluett. Visitation for Sid will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today (Friday) in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday from Grace Fellowship Church, Sydney Mines with Pastor Richard Barnes officiating and burial in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Online condolences may be sent to

KING, Neville
Glace Bay
The Cape Breton Post, February 14, 2009

Born in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, - Neville Chamberlain King, 73, Richmond Street, Sydney, passed away Thursday, February 12, 2009, at the Cape Breton Healthcare Complex, Glace Bay. Born in St. John's, Nfld., he was a son of the late Alpheus and Ada (Day) King. Neville was employed with Cape Breton Beverages for 25 years, until retirement. Surviving are his wife, Thelma; daughter, Deborah (Steve) Miller, Hills Road, Mira; son, Richard (Helen), Howie Centre; sister, Sherry MacNeil, B.C.; grandchildren, Jessica and Spencer Miller. Neville was predeceased by his sister, Myrtle, who was born in New York. We would like to thank Dr. MacNeil and the nurses at the ICU unit in Glace Bay, as well as, Dr. Coakley and the staff at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday 11 a. m., with Rev. Fred Rhymes officiating. Interment will take place at Hardwood Hill Cemetery in the spring. "He will be forever loved and sadly missed." Condolences may be sent to the family at

MacNEIL, Betty Jean
Glace Bay
The Cape Breton Post, February 11, 2009

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our mom, Betty Jean MacNeil, 70, of Glace Bay. Betty passed away Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex surrounded by her loving family. Born in Petites, N.L., in 1938, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Florence (Anderson) Courtney. Betty was a member of St. John's Church, New Aberdeen. A devoted family mentor, mom was also an avid 45s card player until her illness over a year ago, playing at the St. John's Parish Hall, Glace Bay Pensioner's Club, St. Leo's Parish Hall and Gardiner Mines Pensioner's Club. Mom spent many summers with her best friend and companion, Don at their trailer in Lake Ainslie.

Betty will be sadly missed by her only son, Joseph (Neldie), Glace Bay; daughters, Donna(Paul), Gardiner Mines, Irene, Glace Bay, Karen (Wayne), Glace Bay, and Lynda (Robert), with whom she resided; eight cherished grandchildren, Shalene, Brittany, Greg, Jessica, Tyler, Miranda, Kelsey and Logan. Also Betty leaves behind her loving and devoted partner, Don Brushett; brother, Claude (Vera), North Sydney; sisters, Freda, Glace Bay, and Nina, Glace Bay. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her loving husband, Earl (1986) and a sister, Cedella. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Feb. 11 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A funeral mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 12 at St. John's Church, New Aberdeen with Fr. Leo Boone officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery at a later date. Donations in mom's memory may be made to Palliative Care or the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences to the MacNeil family are available through

YOUNG, Dorothy 'Joey'
Sydney Mines
The Cape Breton Post, March 2, 2009

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our wife, mother, grandmother and sister, Dorothy 'Joey' Young, on Feb. 28, 2009, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in St. John's, N.L., Dorothy was the daughter of the late Ernest and Lillian (Pearcey) Keigan. Dorothy was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Sydney Mines, and of St. Joseph Church, North Sydney. Dorothy is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Blair; her three children, Carmie (Chris) Edwards and Michelle (Shawn) MacInnis, both of Sydney Mines, and Jimmy of Guelph, Ont.; five grandchildren, Kristen and Liam Edwards, Jamie-Jo Young, Jamie and Amber MacInnis. She is also survived by her six sisters and six brothers, Edie, Lilly, Edna, Lucy, Jean and Cathy; Billy, Ernest, Jerry, Tom, David and Leonard; her uncle Bill Pearcey; aunts, Jessie, Mary and Lorraine Pearcey all of Newfoundland, and Jean Stickley of Labrador; Anna McCarthy, Marie Anderson and Nora Keigan, all of North Sydney; as well as special friends and cousins, Barb Hutchins and Sandra Collins of Newfoundland, and many nieces and nephews. Dorothy was predeceased by her sister, Marie, brother, Dennis, and infant sister, Elizabeth, her mother and father-in-law, Gert and Jim Young, brother-in-law, Arlie Young. There will be no visitation by request. A funeral mass will be held Tuesday, 10 a.m. from St. Joseph Church, North Sydney, with Rev. Jim Attwood officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Cape Breton Cancer Centre or the Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke Foundation. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, North Sydney. Online condolences may be sent to



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