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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
July 2009


North Sydney
born at Sound Island, Newfoundland, Canada
The Cape Breton Post, July 13, 2009

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear wife, mother, grandmother and sister, Iris Barnes, on Friday, July 10, 2009, at the Northside General Hospital. Born in Sound Island, N.L., she was the daughter of the late Neil and Ethel (Stacey) Beck. Iris was a member of St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney. She is survived by her husband, Frank; daughters, Sandra Barnes, Halifax, Debra Briand, North Sydney; her granddaughter, Catherine Briand; and her sister, Gwen Gilbert of Sound Island, N.L. There will be no visitation by request. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney, with Rev. David Luker, officiating. Burial in Lakeside Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to

born in 27/07/1913 at Burgeo , Newfoundland , Canada
The Cape Breton Post, July 14, 2009
Nora Faye (Strickland) Cummings
passed away suddenly at the York Manor apartments, Fredericton on July 12, 2009. Born in Burgeo, NL, July 27, 1913, daughter of the late James and Eva (Anderson) Strickland. Survived by her son, Alex Cummings, New Maryland and brother, Hubert Strickland, Burgeo; grandchildren, Cathy (Gary) Baker, New Maryland, Brian Cummings, Brockville, Heather (Michael) DeLorey, Boston; six great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband, Alex Edward Cummings; sisters, Marjorie, Millie, Doreen, Elsie; brothers, John, Victor, Joseph. She lived most of her life in Sydney, N.S., but spent the last several years in Fredericton. There will be no visitation by request. A private family service will take place at a later date. Memorial tributes made to the charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated. McAdam's Select Community Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

GABRIEL, Genevieve "Genny"
The Cape Breton Post, August 1, 2009
Born in 21/04/1924 at Summerside, Newfoundland, Canada

It is with great sadness that the family of Genevieve Gabriel announces her passing, at the age of 85 years, on Friday, July 31, 2009, at home. Born in Summerside, NL, she was the daughter of the late Cashmere and Sarah (Gallant) Canning.

Through the years, she was employed at the Diana Sweets Restaurant, Snow White Laundry, T. Eatons, Smart Shoppe, Jacobsons Ladies Wear and Woolco in Sydney River, from which she retired in 1990. In retirement, she enjoyed spending time with her family and travelling with Walter, especially to St. Anne de Beaupre, Quebec and Newfoundland.

Genny leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories, her husband of 67 years, Walter; son, Ron (Donna); daughters, Geannie Canning and Paulette Krasowski (Carl), both of Sydney, Christine Rideout (Eric), Corner Brook, NL; 12 grandchildren, Ron (Juanita) Gabriel, Barrie, Ont., Krista Willis and Trevor Gabriel, Dartmouth, Sherry (Ben) Parsons, Enfield, Carol Anne (Mark) French and Cindy Rideout, Halifax, Angela Madison, Adam LaRusic and Lisa Walzak, Alberta, Paul (Jennifer) and Gary (Kathy) Krasowski and Connie Krasowski Morrison, Sydney; 12 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her son, Gary; sisters, Josephine O'Rourke, Margaret Cormier, Elizabeth Mischaude and Elsie McKay; brothers, Vince and John William Canning.

There will be no visitation by request. Funeral arrangements are incomlete. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Palliative Care at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Condolences may be sent to the family at

HUNT, John
Glace Bay
The Cape Breton Post, July 8, 2009
Born at Harbour Breton, Newfoundland, Canada

Regretfully, the family announces the peaceful passing of John Frederick Hunt, of 40 Daniel Dr., which occurred Sunday, July 5, 2009 at the Glace Bay Healthcare Complex.

Born in Harbour Breton, Nfld., he was a son of the late Thomas and Mary (Malloy) Hunt. John spent all his working life at the Harbour Breton Fish Plant; he loved his family and notably enjoyed blueberry picking.

He is survived by his son, Arthur (Rosemarie) Stoodley; grandson, Robert; brother, Jim; other relatives and friends. John was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth Ann; his sister, Sebina and special grandson, Trent. Visitation Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Curry's Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay. Funeral services Thursday, 11 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, Marconi Street, Rev. Peter Rafuse officiating. Burial in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Donations are suggested to St. Mary's Anglican Church. E-mail condolences to
Special thanks go out to all his caregivers and especially to Kay MacInnis, a wonderful friend.

HUSSEY, Charles
The Cape Breton Post, August, 1, 2009

Note: Cape North is in Victoria Co., Nova Scotia. Christopher Hussey is from Newfoundland and Flora Belle Roberts was born in Ingonish, Victoria Co., Nova Scotia
Charles Weldon Hussey, 94, of Cape North passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2009 in Buchanan Memorial Hospital, Neil's Harbour. Charles was the son of the late Christopher and Flora Belle (Roberts) Hussey of Ingonish.

Charles came to Cape North in 1930 where he remained until moving to Dartmouth in 1955 where he worked with National Gypsum. He retired back to Cape North in 1980. He had a love for gardening, a game of cards and could kick up his heels at a square dance. In the past 42 years, he never gave up hope that the Toronto Maple Leafs would once again hoist the Stanley Cup.

Charlie is survived by his wife Effie Elizabeth (Kerr); daughters, Mary Rynn of Enfield, NS, Beverley (Martin MacRae) of Porters Lake, NS, Evelyn of Brampton, ON and Audrey MacLean of Tantallon, NS; son Arnold (Ann Hatcher) Clarenville, NL; 12 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; sisters Annie and Evelyn; brothers, Jack and Rollie. He was predeceased by his infant son Christopher and by his sons-in-law Joe Ryan and Wayne MacLean; brothers Benjamin, Harry and Herbert and sister Etta.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, August 3, 2009 at Aspy Bay United Church with Rev. Doug Pillsworth officiating. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Buchanan Memorial Hospital or Aspy Bay United Church. Funeral arrangements for Mr. Hussey are under the care and direction of the Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home, 10 Clyde Ave., Sydney Mines, 902-736-9700. Online condolences can be made to the family by visiting

The Cape Breton Post, July 11, 2009
Born at Port aux Basques, Newfoundland, Canada
Helena Mary (Davis) Landrum
, 78, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 1, 2009, surrounded by her family. Born in Port-aux-Basques, NL, in 1931, over the years Helena lived in Sydney, NS; Toronto, Ont; Westfield, NJ and most recently Wyomissing, Pa. She is survived by her loving husband, Ralph Landrum, Jr. (Wyomissing, Pa); her daughters, Moire (Ron Stiskin) of Airmont, NY; Ellen MacLeod of Toronto, Ont; Flora (Stephen Dickson) of Halifax, NS; stepdaughter, Alexandra Landrum of Berwick, Maine; grandchildren, Ian, Rose and Neil Stiskin; brothers, Irwin Davis, Clarenville, NL and David Davis, Port-aux-Basques, NL.; sisters, Joan House, Deer Lake, NL and Barbara Davis, Fredericton, NB; former husband, Gordon MacLeod, Sydney, NS and many beloved nieces and nephews. Helena was predeceased by her brothers, Aubrey, Joe and Harold Davis and her sister, Elizabeth Bennett. The funeral was held Monday, July 6, 2009, at St. Paul's Episcopal church in Westfield, NJ. A celebration of her life will be held August 22, 2009 at the Gowrie House in Sydney Mines, N.S. at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Paget Foundation ( or 1-800-237-2438). Online condolences may be made at

MARTIN, Elizabeth Jane
Born at English Harbour West Fortune Bay, Newfoundland, Canada
The Cape Breton Post, July 30, 2009
Elizabeth Jane Martin
, 85, of Harbourstone Enhanced Care Facility, formerly of Whitney Pier, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 30, 2009, at the residence.
Born in English Harbour West, Fortune Bay, N.L., she was the daughter of the late Albert and Jane (Keeping) Bishop. She was a member of Holy Redeemer parish, Sydney.

Betty was an active homemaker who enjoyed her family life. She put her family's needs ahead of everything and continued doing so throughout her life. She is survived by four daughters, Rose MacDonald, Brenda both of Sydney, Rita MacIsaac, Ontario, Judy Hillier, British Columbia; six brothers, Fred, David, Francis (Nora), all of Sydney, Harris (Eileen), Donkin, Alexander "Sandy", Ontario, Michael, British Columbia; three sisters, Mrs. Effie Hobbs, Newfoundland, Phoebie (Joe) MacDonald, Halifax, Elsie (Tom) Robe, Newfoundland; 25 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Betty was predeceased by her husband, Luke William in 1988, two sons in infancy, Patrick and John, two brothers, Albert and Garland and a sister, Triffie.

Visitation for the late Betty Martin will be Monday, Aug. 3 in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Tuesday in Holy Redeemer Church with Fr. Errol MacDonald officiating. Burial in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Donations in Betty's memory may be made to the Holy Redeemer Building Fund, Nova Scotia Lung Association or Canadian Diabetes Society. Online condolences to the family may be sent to or

MORRISON, Maria (Marie)
The Cape Breton Post, July 25, 200
born in 28/01/1916 at Rose Blanche, Newfoundland, Canada

It is with immense sadness that the family of Maria (Marie) Morrison announces her passing. Marie passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 23, 2009 at the age of 93. She was born on January 28, 1916 in Rose Blanche, NL and moved to Ingonish, NS with her family as an infant. Later she settled in Sydney, NS where she lived until the time of her death.

Marie's greatest love was the one she held for her family and she dedicated her entire life to being a loving and nurturing wife, sister, mother, step-mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She spent countless happy hours in her kitchen where she felt most at home; always cooking or baking something special. The aroma of fresh bread was commonplace for many years. Marie was an active member of the St. Stephen?s Church Ladies Auxiliary Guild, a congregation member of St. Andrew's Church, a local Club 55 member and an avid card player.

She was survived by one sister, Louise Chipman; granddaughters Norma (Derrick) Murphy and Ann Marie Gushue (David); four step-children, six great-grandchildren and thirteen great-great-grandchildren. Marie was predeceased by her parents, Simon and Mary Hardy; siblings, Edith (Ada) Best, Sade Silver, Hazel Wells, Archie Hardy, Stan Hardy, Richard Hardy and Jim Hardy; first husband, Norman MacAulay; second husband, Roderick Morrison; special friend, Bill Beddow; both of her children, Shirley Gushue and Norman Rice MacAulay; four step-children and one great-grandson. Family will receive friends at T.W. Parkview Chapel, 755 George Street, Sydney, 902 539-3002 on Monday from 11:00 a.m. until the funeral service at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel. Reverend Stephen Mills to officiate with burial taking place in Oakfield Cemetery. Donations may be made to The Canadian Cancer Society in Marie?s memory. Online condolences may be mailed to or

PINK, Mary Ann
North Sydney
Born at Codroy, Newfoundland, Canada
The Cape Beton Post, July 30, 2009

It is with deep sadness we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved mother Mary Ann (Cogan) Pink, on Tuesday, July 28, 2009, at her residence on Peppett Street surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Codroy, N.L., in 1913, Mary was the daughter of the late Henry and Annie Collier. Mary immigrated to Canada during the 1930s and took up residency in North Sydney, where she worked, got married, raised a family and an extended family. She worked for a number of years at Grants Hotel and then later at Kentucky Fried Chicken. Our mother took great pride in being a homemaker, caregiver and an all-round friend to her family and neighbors. She excelled in making everyone who crossed her doorstep feel welcome and she did not take a back seat to anyone when it came to preparing a great meal. A devout and faithful member of St. Joseph Church, North Sydney. Mary was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister to all and will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Mary is survived by her sons, Edward J. (Agnes) Cogan, Antigonish, James (Georgie) Cogan, John (Irene) Cogan and Robert MacKinnon, all of North Sydney; her daughters, Mary Theresa Curtis, Kitchener, Geraldine (Andre) Cote, Sydney, and Julia (Terry) Gallagher, Cambridge; sisters, Elizabeth MacDonald, Pearl Samms, Susan Hilliard, Alma (John Tom) Hilliard, Vivian (Cecil) Osmond and Blanche (Gus) Downey; and brother, Joseph (Florence) Collier, all residents of Newfoundland. Also surviving are numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great great-grandson; many nieces and nephews and a very truly special and life long friend, Regina (Reggie) Jobe. Mary was predeceased by her first husband, Joseph Cogan and her second husband, Roy Pink, her brothers, James, Thomas, Charles and Clifford, all residents of Newfoundland.

Visitation for Mary will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A Funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Church with Rev. Jim Attwood officiating. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. Online condolences may be sent to

Born at Greens Harbour, Newfoundland, Canada
The Cape Breton Post, July 23, 2009
Harold Simeon Pitcher
, 83, Spruce Haven Drive, Sydney, passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2009, in Clarenville, Newfoundland. Born in Greens Harbour, NL, he was the son of the late James and Laura (Harnum) Pitcher.

Harold was a member of the United Protestant Church of Sydney River and the church brotherhood for over 50 years. He was formerly employed at Sydney Steel and in later years, was a home building contractor.

Surviving are his wife, Ruby (Balsom); daughters, Shirley (Lionel) Marchand, Port Hawkesbury and Linda Paris, Belleville, Ont.; sons, Keith and Gary, Beaverbank, NS; sister, Ivy Williamson, Sydney; brother, Malcolm, Moncton, NB; daughter-in-law, Diane Pitcher, Prospect, NS; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Harold was predeceased by his son, Donald; twin sisters in infancy; brother, Donald and a brother in infancy; and two grandsons. Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Thursday 7-9 p.m. and Friday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at United Protestant Church of Sydney River on Saturday 2 p.m., with Rev. Stephen Mills officiating. Interment in Alfred Smith Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Condolences may be sent to the family at



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