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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
June 2009


The Cape Breton post, June 5, 2009

It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the sudden passing of our beloved son, husband, father, grandfather and brother, Arthur George Francis, age 46, on Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at the Northside General Hospital.

Born in Port Aux Basques, Nfld., he was the son of Arthur and Nellie (Anderson) Francis, North Sydney. He was a hard worker and at the time of his death was employed with Polysteel Atlantic Ltd., Point Edward. A devout family man, he was a loving father and grandfather to his children and grandchildren. Besides his parents, he is survived by his loving wife Sonja (Bishop) Francis, his daughter Heather Francis (Josh Rahey), North Sydney, his son Arthur James Francis (Katie Sampson), North Sydney, also surviving is his grandmother Suzanna Anderson, North Sydney; his grandchildren Haley (Maggie Mae) and Nathan (Trooper) Rahey, Kyla (Sourpuss) Francis; his brothers Glen Francis, Japan and Derek (Carol Ann) Francis, North Sydney; his sister Sue Ann Bernon (Jason), Halifax; brothers-in-law Donald Bishop (Donna Grover), Sydney, Joseph (Linda) Bishop, Georges River, Billy Bishop, Toronto, John Bishop (Marge), Toronto and Christopher (Kim) Bishop, Toronto; sisters-in-law Shaunay Sibley, Toronto and Donna Bishop, Toronto, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one brother-in-law Michael Bishop. Visitation for Arthur will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Friday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service to be held 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Church, North Sydney with Deacon Don McCullough officiating. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Online condolences may be sent to

HANNON, Gerald
Sydney River
The Cape Breton Post, June 8, 2009

On Saturday, June 6, 2009, Gerry passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loving family and friends. Born in Bishops Falls, N.L., Gerry was the son of the late John and Marion Hannon. Gerry grew up in St. John's, N.L., and moved throughout Canada during his career as inspector with the Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation, settling in Sydney in 1990. After retiring with CMHC, Gerry spent a few years working as an inspector with Cape Breton Regional Municpality. He then retired in 2007. Gerry was a gentle and loving husband to wife Carolyn, proud and devoted father to son, Rod; daughter, Jolette and stepson, Jeff Spencer. He is also survived by his twin brother, Roy; brother, Harold and sister, Marjorie. Gerry was a great "Pops" to his grandchildren, Austin, Jacob and Alec.

Gerry's zest for life, contagious sense of humour and ready smile was an inspiration to all. He had a strength of spirit that brought joy to his life and will be his legacy. Gerry loved to garden, golf, fish and play horseshoes. He always had a project on the go and loved to go online and fly his planes with friends all over the world. Best of all, he loved to bring family and friends together and entertain them with his saxophone, piano and jokes.

The Cape Breton Post, June 5, 2009

It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Margaret Ruby McCarthy, age 78, beloved mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, a former resident of Pierce Street North Sydney, on Thursday, June 4, 2009 at her residence at Harbourstone Enhanced Care, Sydney. Born in Cornerbrook, Nfld., Ruby was the daughter of the late Ronald and Annie (Kehoe) Moore. She was a well known seamstress on the Northside for many years, and best known for the beautiful costumes she made for organizations such as the Northside Figure Skating Club, the Baretts Club, and various dance groups throughout the area. She was a devout mother to her daughter Rhonda and supported her in all aspects of her life. She loved to travel to see her grandchildren in many parts of Canada. In her younger years she loved to participate in the Northside Theatrical Club, she also loved to bowl and was an avid bingo player. Ruby was a member of St. Joseph Church, North Sydney and sang in the church choir. She was a resident of Northwood Manor for four years prior to returning to Sydney.

Surviving is her only daughter Rhonda (Darryn) Sampson, North Sydney and her cherished granddaughters Logan, McKenzie and Jordan Sampson; her sister Kathleen McGowan, North Sydney and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Bill; her brothers William, Michael, Arthur and sisters Elizabeth Doucette and Marjorie Joudry. Visitation for Ruby will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Peasant St., North Sydney. Funeral Mass to be celebrated 10 a.m., Monday at St. Joseph Church with Rev. Jim Attwood officiating. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. Online condolences may be sent to



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