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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
November 2009


Glace Bay
The Cape Breton Post, November 30, 2009
Born in 25/11/1921 at Spaniard's Bay, Canada

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our dear father. Born in Spainard's Bay, N.L., Nov. 25, 1921, he was the youngest son of the late Moses and Julia (Mercer) Bishop. Lewis is survived by his two daughters, Jean (Butch) Hoffman and Terry Lynn (Doug) Sheppard; grandchildren, Lori Lynn and Kyle Hoffman, Angela Campbell and Anthony Sheppard; and great-grandchildren, Mitchel, Keagan, Kylie, Mannix and Carter. Besides his parents, Lewis was predeceased by his wife of 59 years, Vivian (Mercer) Bishop, brothers, Drover, Henry, Ches and Max. Lewis was the last surviving member of his family.

Lewis was employed for 33 years with Atlantic Springs and Machine Shop as a welder. Retiring in 1987 he completed his trade as a welder at the Shipyard in Pictou, N.S. Dad was a very humble man, devoted to his family and he was a true confidant. He will always live in our hearts.

There will be no visitation. A private family service will be held at Patten Funeral Home Chapel, Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to either the Palliative Care Society or to St. Mary?s Anglican Church. Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at or
"Under the shadow of Thy wing shall be my refuge"

DOVE, Edwin 'Eddie'
Georges River
The Cape Breton Post, November 14, 2009
Born at Windsor, Newfoundland, Canada

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our dear husband, father, grandfather and brother, Eddie Dove, on Friday, November 13, 2009, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Windsor, Nfld., he was a son of the late Pleman and Mae (Hale) Dove. Eddie had been employed as a CN police officer in North Sydney for fifteen years, later transferring to Ontario and New Brunswick, before retiring as an Inspector after 35 years of service. In younger years he enjoyed playing hockey, and later on, golfing, boating and traveling. He was a member of the Salvation Army.

Eddie is survived by his loving wife, Marie (Boutilier) Dove; his children, Pauline MacDonald (Greg), Georges River, Eddie Jr., Bridgewater, Terry (Melissa), North Sydney; granddaughters, Krista, Kayla, Kirstyn, sisters, Shirley (Norm) Power, Gloria (Kevin) Gorman, Viola (Harold) Sparkes, Pauline (Bill) Cowen, Georgina (Soren) Klein, Nina (Michael) Abundo; brothers, Wilson, David (Charlotte), Ralph, Gary, Lorne (Audrey), Rick, Ron (Myrna), Bruce (Nancy); also by his step mother, Lily Dove, Nfld; and by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Freddie in infancy and Wayne.

Visitation will be Monday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service will take place 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, at the Northside Baptist Church, 1178 Main St., Halfway Road, Sydney Mines, with Eddie's brother-in-law, Harold Sparkes, officiating. Burial will follow in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Hospice Palliative Care of Cape Breton. Online condolences may be sent to

GILLIS, Frances Vivian
The Cape Breton Post, November 9, 2009
Born at Keippens, Newfoundland, Canada
Frances Vivian (Bourgeois) Gillis
, 70, of Sydney passed away peacefully on Nov. 8, 2009, in Harbourstone Enhanced Care where she resided. Born in Keippens, N.L., she was the daughter of the late Walter and Annette Bourgeois. She was a member of St. Joseph's Church and both the CWL and Gaelic Society. She was a graduate of St. Rita Hospital School of Nursing in 1961 and nursed at Montreal General Hospital, Halifax Infirmary and Sydney City Hospital.

She is survived by her husband, Dennis, sons, John Hugh, Dennis (Isabelle); daughter, Sheilagh (Shane) Chapmen; grandchildren, Holly, Olivia, Sydney and Caroline; brothers, Severion, Ignatius, Walter, Bernie and Eugene, sister, Sherly. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her stepfather, Gerard Gallant and a brother, Teddy.

Visitation for Frances will be held today from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, 755 George St., Sydney. Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11 in St. Joseph's Church, Sydney. Burial will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Family flowers only, donations in Frances's memory can be made to the Alzheimers Society. Online condolences can be made to the family by visiting

North Sydney
The Cape Breton Post, November 13, 2009
Born at Burin, Northwest Territories, Canada

It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the passing of our father and grandfather, Henry L. Hollett, 87, longtime resident of North Sydney, on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009, at the Northside General Hospital after a brief illness. Born in Burin, N.L., Henry was the son of the late Harold and Elsie Hollett. He was a veteran of the Second World War, serving with the Merchant Marine from 1942-47. Henry was employed as an engineer with the Aspy Steamship Co., Lakes Shipping and the Newfoundland Coastal Boats. He was an honorary lifetime member of the Masonic Lodge in Burin, N.L., and a member of St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney.

Henry was the last surviving member of his immediate family.A loving and devoted father, Henry will be sadly missed by his children, his sons, David (Theresa), Halifax, Henry (Connie), Bruce (Graca), both of Fort McMurray, John (Angela), North Sydney; his daughters, Joan (Dwight) Eveleigh, North Sydney, Donna (Larry) Buck, Southside Boularderie, Margaret Courage, North Sydney, Janice (Brian) Johnson, Penhold, Alta., Debbie (Ronnie) MacDonald, North Sydney, Carolyn (Rob) Wilkie, P.E.I., Hilda (Will) Kristman, Fort McMurray. He is also survived by his 31 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Henry was predeceased by his wife, Margaret (Robertson) Hollett in 2006, and by brothers, Clyde, Malcolm, Fred and Leo, sisters, Dorothy, Mildred, Marie and his son-in-law, Fred Courage. Visitation for Henry will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Sunday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Monday at St. Matthew Wesley United Church with Rev. David Luker officiating. Burial will follow in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to

MacMILLAN, Ethel (Billard)
The Cape Breton Post, November 24, 2009
Born in 03/11/1917 at Rose Blanch, Newfoundland, Canada
Ethel (Billard) MacMillan
passed away peacefully in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII, on Nov. 19, 2009. Born in Rose Blanch, N.L., on Nov. 3, 1917, the daughter of the late Samuel and Harriet Billard. Ethel graduated from the Glace Bay General Hospital School of Nursing in 1940. She was an active member of their alumnae association for many years and served in all offices of same while living in Glace Bay. She remained a very interested member until her death. Ethel did post-graduate studies at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto and received a diploma in operating room technique and management, following which she worked as an operating room supervisor at the Glace Bay General Hospital. Ethel married Donald MacMillan on July 5, 1943. After their children were grown, she attended Dalhousie University where she earned a diploma in public health nursing. She then worked for many years at Sears Health Centre in Halifax. Ethel was an active member of the ladies auxiliary of the Mining Society of Nova Scotia for over 35 years. She also enjoyed many years of playing bridge with her friends.

Ethel is survived by her husband of 66 years, Donald MacMillan; son, Scott (Anne); daughter, Heather; granddaughters, Angela (Aldo) Giordani and Jill MacMillan; great-grandsons, Nicholas, Jeremy, Mitchell and Tyler. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Albert Billard, MD. A memorial service will be held in T.K. Barnard Funeral Home, Bedford, at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009. A family burial in Memorial Gardens, Sydney, will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a donation to your local food bank would be appreciated.

MOORE, Reginald Herbert
Sydney/Glace Bay
Cape Breton Deaths November 23, 2009 Monday
Born in 26/12/1932 at Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada

With sadness, we announce the peaceful passing of Reginald Herbert Moore, on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, at Harbourstone Enhanced Care, Sydney. Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Robert and Ruth (Gates) Moore and was a longtime resident of Alexander Street, Glace Bay.

Reg was a carpenter by trade, working for Seymour Forgeron, in the Glace Bay area. He was proud to be a life-long union member, Local 1588, receiving a 50-year pin and gold watch. He also was co-owner of a small television repair and rental business. He is survived by sisters, Sarah Smith, Lower Sackville, and Ruth (Harold) Martell, Glace Bay; nephew, Christopher McNeil (Jeannie); nieces, Lisa MacNeil (Harold) and Heather McKegney (Ryan); grandnephew, Jason McNeil; grandnieces, Bethany McNeil, Faith MacNeil and Katie McKegney and aunt, Joy Gates. Besides his parents, Reg was predeceased by his only brother, Stephen, brother-in-law, and best friend, Archie Smith and uncle and friend, Henry Gates. We wish to extend special thanks to the staff of Fisherman's Cove at Harbourstone for their patience and care. In honoring Reg's wishes, there will be no visitation, cremation has taken place under the care and direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25 in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Vernon Reid officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Glace Bay. Donations in Reg's memory may be made to St. Mary's Church, the Heart & Stroke Foundation or a charity of choice. Online condolences to the Moore family are available through

Ruth Katherine Gates and Robert Moore married May 7, 1930 in Cape Breton County
Robert age 37, Widower, son of Robert Moore & Patience King
Ruth, age 25, single, daughter of Alfred Gates & Mary Minnie Gower.
Robert born in Carbonear, NL
Ruth born in England

The Cape Breton Post, November 16, 2009
Born at Clarks Beach, Newfoundland, Canada
Marion J. Sheppard
, 90, of Kitchener Street, Sydney, passed away peacefully at the Cove Guest Home on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009. She was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Naomi (Pitcher) Stevens.

Born in Clarks Beach, N.L., she moved to Sydney as an infant. She spent the remainder of her life in Whitney Pier. She was an adherent of Trinity United Church, Whitney Pier, and was a member of the UCW and Bethany Groups. She was also a member of the church choir for many years. Marion was a home maker and devoted her life to her family. She enjoyed baking, cooking and tending to her flower garden.

Marion is survived by her daughter, Audrey Andrews; and her son, John (Buck) Sheppard, both of Sydney; grandchildren, Lynn (Barry) Young, Sydney, Alvin (Gina) MacAulay, Gardiner Road, Gordon (Rose) MacAulay, Steven (Margaret) MacAulay and Susan, all of New Waterford, Glen MacAulay, North Bay, Ont., Philip (Dawn) Andrews, Bangor, Maine, Cliff (Heather) Andrews, Hammonds Plains, and Paul (Tammy) Andrews, Sydney; 22 great-grandchildren; eight great great-grandchildren; also several nieces and nephews. Marion is survived by one sister, Olive Hulford, one brother, John (Olga) Stevens, brothers-in-law, Lloyd MacPhail and Donald Morrison, Clyde Sheppard and Earl (Cork) Sheppard. Marion was predeceased by her husband of 68 years, John Arnold (Buck) Sheppard, daughter, Mary MacAulay New Waterford, sons-in-law, Gordon MacAulay and Loddie Andrews, granddaughter, Marion Jean MacAulay, Sydney, and grandson, Jeffrey Ronald MacAulay, New Waterford. Marion was also predeceased by brothers, George, Kitchener, Ont., Harold, Donald, sisters, Eva MacPhail, Lillian Frost, Queenie Morrison, all of Sydney River, two sisters in infancy, brothers-in-law, George Hulford and Ralph Frost, and sister-in-law, Millie Stevens.

Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Trinity United Church on Wednesday Nov. 18 at 2 p.m with Rev. Maggie Coleman officiating. Interment at Hardwood Hill Cemetery, in the family plot. There will be a luncheon in the church hall following the service. Memorial donations may be made to Trinity United Church or charity of choice. Condolences to the family may be sent to



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