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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
October 2009


BARTLETT, Elizabeth 'Bessie'
Glace Bay
The Cape Breton Post, October 21, 2009
Born at Blaketown, Newfoundland, Canada

It is with great sadness that we, the family of Elizabeth Bartlett, announce her passing on Oct. 19, 2009, at the Glace Bay Hospital. Born in Blaketown, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Roland and Ethel (Osbourne) Gosse. 'Bessie' is survived by her husband of 67 years, Bill; sons, John (Mary), Glace Bay, Kenneth (Loretta), Dundas, Ont., and daughter Myrna (Robert) MacMullin, Glace Bay, with whom she resided. She is also survived by brother, Roland (Sharon), Glace Bay; sisters-in-law, Reenie Bartlett, Janet Martin, Shirley Broadzinski and Rose Ireland. Also left to mourn are special niece, Carolyn Morrison and her loving grandchildren, Robby (Rachael) MacMullin, Steven (Roy) MacMullin, Jason (Ann Marie) Bartlett, Stacey Bartlett, Terry (John) Bartlett-Visser, Tracey (Stephen) Binder and five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by brothers, Silby, Leonard and sister, Viola (Reg) Smith. Visitation for Bessie will be held at Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, N.S., Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, from 7-9 p.m. with funeral service Friday, 11 a.m. in St. Mary's Anglican Church, Marconi Street, Glace Bay, with Rev. Stacey LeMoine officiating. Burial to follow at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Grand Lake Road. Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary's Anglican Church or to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at or to

The Cape Breton Post, November 2, 2009
Born in 28/07/1926 at Bay du Nord, Newfoundland, Canada
Kevin A. Farrell
passed away peacefully Friday, Oct. 30, 2009, with his loving family by his side. He had been a resident at Celtic Court, Scotia Lane for the past five weeks. Dad was born in Bay du Nord, N.L., July 28, 1926, and the eldest child of 'Teacher' Tom and Frances (Lundrigan) Farrell.

Surviving are his children, Tom (Nancy), Birch Grove, Ann Marie (Neil) Neville, Sydney, and Jim (Marge), Calgary. Poppy was cherished by his six grandchildren, Alana (Les) Mollon, Jamie and Mark Neville, Denisha, Thomas and Shantelle Farrell; two great-grandchildren, Megan and Matthew Mollon; and also by many nieces and nephews. He is survived by his sisters, Genevieve, Patricia (Pat) Hickey, Alice (late Fred) Hickey; brother, Alphonsus (Viola); and sister-in-law, Teresa Farrell. Dad was predeceased by his wife, Lillian (Russell), brothers, Pat, Dave and Gerald, and sister, Eileen (late Lawrence Farrell). Kevin was a devoted member of St. Theresa's parish. He worked at Sydney Steel Corp in the coke oven department as a foreman until his retirement in 1989.

A very special thank you to all of Dad's guardian angels from Keltic Court (Scotia Lane) for all your compassion, understanding and respect you showed Dad. He is at peace with the Lord. Visitation for Dad will take place at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel on today (Monday, Nov. 2) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. at St. Theresa's Church with Rev. James Oliver officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Donations in Kevin's memory may be made to the Alzheimers Society. On line condolences to the family can be expressed at or

HICKEY, Theresa
North Sydney
The Cape Breton Post, October 16, 2009
Born in 22/11/1930 at Harbour Mille, Newfoundland, Canada

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we, the family, announce the passing of our mother, grandmother and sister Theresa Hickey, a resident of Peppett Street, on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Theresa was born on Nov. 22, 1930, in Harbour Mille, Nfld., the daughter of the late Igol and Beatrice (Barns) Barnes. She moved to North Sydney and married the love of her life Tim Hickey. Theresa was an active member of the North Sydney Fire Services Ladies Auxiliary since 1970, the Nova Scotia Wildlife Association, the ladies auxiliary of 562 Cabot Squadron and a member of the Northside Pensioners Club. She was a member of St. Joseph Church, North Sydney, and the Catholic Women's League. Theresa will be remembered as a kind, thoughtful, gentle woman who enjoyed her life surrounded by family and friends. She was always on the go and willing to help anyone who needed it.

She is survived by her three sons, Joseph, North Sydney, Igol (Mary), Oxford, Timothy (Gail), Frenchvale; and her three daughters, Sheila (Ein) Young, Ontario, Audrey (Bruce) Robinson, Florence, Theresa Hickey (Glenn), Halifax; her grandchildren, Sabrina, Paul, Tanya, Lara, Shawn, Tracy, Cheryl, Ashley, Samantha, Rylan, Kenny, Billy and T.J. and also her 11 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are her brothers, Harrison (Audrey) Barnes, Marystown, Melvin (Edith) Barnes, Harbour Mille; and sister-in-law, Judith Barnes, St. John's. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Timothy, her brother, Ambrose, her sisters, Edna and Joyce and brother-in-law, James.

Visitation for Theresa will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral mass will be celebrated 10 a.m., Saturday at St. Joseph Church with Rev. Jake Andrea officiating. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to

LEGGE, William
The Cape Breton Post, October 17, 2009
Born at Heart's Delight, Newfoundland, Canada

In his 96th year, William (Bill) Legge of Cole Harbour (formerly Westmount, C.B.) peacefully passed away October 15, 2009 at the home of his daughter Veronica, with whom he resided. Bill lived a very full life and was fortunate his health allowed him to continue to be able to enjoy his many interests and hobbies. Bill loved to write and tell stories, and his interests included fishing, woodworking, gardening, rug hooking, and watching both the Blue Jays and the Leafs. Some of his favorite moments included the time spent visiting with his family and close friends, including his friends at Campbell's Cole Harbour Senior Club where he thoroughly enjoyed the card games. His annual fishing trips to NL were a particular highlight in his life. Bill mainly worked as manager with Fred Pierce Ltd. in Glace Bay.

Born in Heart's Delight, NL, he was the Son of Charles and Emma (Harnum) Legge. He is survived by his daughter, Veronica (Pat) Woodrow, Cole Harbour; son, Ross (Sally), Truro; brothers, Albert(Gladys) Legge, Sydney; four grandchildren, Leanne Morrison, Halifax, Adam Morrison, Calgary, Ian (Kim) Legge, Mt. Uniacke and Steven(Sherry) Legge, Ottawa and five great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Christie Mae (Campbell); brothers, Arthur and James and sister, Mary (Clements).

Visitation will be held Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Atlantic Funeral Home Monday Oct. 19, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Jay Guptill will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada or the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or charity of choice. Burial will be held 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009 in Forest Haven Cemetery, Sydney, Cape Breton.
"Gone Fishin"

MUISE, Margaret
The Cape Breton Post, October 27, 2009
Born in 29/11/1923 at St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

Marg was born on Nov. 29, 1923 to Nellie (Smith) and John Bennett in St. John's, Nfld. She spent her childhood years in St. John's and at 16 met and fell in love with Frank Muise. Marg and Frank were married on February 1, 1942. Marg and Frank lived in Sydney River, N.S., St. John's, Nfld., Malartic, PQ and eventually settled in Riondel, B.C. Marg's illness brought them to Cranbrook, a city Marg never really got to know, and to the care and excellence of the F.W. Green Home's staff. Marg passed away on Thursday, October 22, 2009, in Cranbrook at the F.W. Green Memorial home with her loving family by her side.

Marg was an amazing mother, both to her own children and their friends and a loving and giving grandmother. She was known and loved for her quick wit and wonderful sense of humour. Being the recipient of excellent musical genes, Margaret certainly knew how to deliver a tune. Not being selfish with those genes, she allowed them to be passed down through at least two generations. She was completely addicted to Coronation Street, loved the Blue Jays and could often be found canning and preserving Frank's homegrown produce during the commercial breaks.

Marg was predeceased by her husband, Frank, son, John, beloved granddaughter, Celeste Edwards and siblings, Mary Codner and Tom Bennett. Marg leaves to mourn her passing, her children, Carl (CC), Cindy-Lou (Gord Dobson), Andrea Grossman (Michael); grandchildren, Josh (Renae), Daniel Toews, Jessica Lamontagne, Matthew Muise, Kate Trueman (Blair), Samara Edwards (Chris Weisschnur), Emily Kennedy (Kris), William Grossman; and great-grandchildren, Zachary and Jenna Muise, Emma and Myrriah Lamontagne, Cody and Dalton Trueman and Claire Kennedy.

Visitation for Marg will take place on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009, at McPherson Funeral Home in Cranbrook from 7-8 p.m. Her funeral service will be held on Friday, Oct. 30, 2009, at Christ The Servant Roman Catholic Church at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Kimberley Cemetery. Memorial donations in honour of Marg can be made to the Royal Canadian Legion or charity of your choice.

Margaret's family especially wishes to thank Dr. Ed Witten for the special love and care which he provided. Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service. Condolences for the family can be offered at

PARSONS, Frances
The Cape Breton Post, October 10, 2009
Born at Jeffery's, Newfoundland, Canada

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Frances Alice Parsons, formerly of Cartier Street and Williston House, on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, at Taigh Na Mara, Glace Bay. Born in Jeffery's, NL, on October 21, 1916, she was the daughter of the late George N. and Sarah Shears. Frances received her early education in Newfoundland. She attended Carlton University in Ottawa and was a graduate of Douglas Psychiatric Hospital, Verdun, Quebec. Frances was a veteran of the Second World War and a life member and past executive member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 12, Sydney. During the war, she contracted tuberculosis and spent many years in hospitals in Montreal and Cornwallis, NS. She returned to Sydney and worked at the Credit Union, helping students, who attended Sydney and area schools, open savings accounts. Frances attended Business College and at one time, owned and operated a convenience store on Upper Prince Street. She was a former member of St. Stephen's Anglican Church and upon its closing became a member of Church of Christ the King. She spent many happy summers fishing in Newfoundland and Gabarus. For 53 years, Frances resided at the home of Mary and Wilfred Hawco.

Affectionately known as Aunt Fanny, Gran and Wilma, she will be missed by her loved ones, Frances (Hawco) and her husband John MacNeil, their children, Jessica and Shaun. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews from Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, as well as the family of her dear friend, the late Mary Hawco, Audrey Martell and family and Patricia Hawco and family. Besides her parents, Frances was predeceased by her brothers, Howard, Llewelyn O. 'Lou', George D. and Bissett; and sisters, Annie, Jennie, Viola D., Martha and Effie.

Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Church of Christ the King on Monday at 11 a.m., with Rev. Fred Rhymes officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at

SOMERS, Lorine
The Cape Breton Post, October 1, 2009
Born at Harbour Le Cou, Newfoundland, Canada
Lorine Somers
, 91, of Antigonish and formerly of Lake Road, Glace Bay, passed away on Friday, Sept. 25, 2009, at the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home in Antigonish. Born in Harbour Le Cou, N.L., she was the daughter of the late Matthew and Florence (Herrige) Pink.

Lorine was a member of St. Mary's Anglican Church, Glace Bay, where she was a member of the Timothy Group. She was a volunteer with Town House working with the Meals on Wheels and the Books on Wheels. She was very well known for her delicious tea biscuits and homemade bread.

She is survived by daughters, Sheila Wadman, Faith McMullin, Kilby Kipping (Garth) and sons, Lowell (Georgie) Somers and Chesley (Michelle) Somers. Also surviving is sister, Edna Campbell, Ontario; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Walter Somers, sister, Verna Best, brother, Fred Pink, sons-in-law, Arthur McMullin and Richard Wadman and daughter-in-law, Kathleen Somers. Visitation for Lorine Somers will take place at Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will follow on Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, at St. Mary's Anglican Church, Marconi Street, Glace Bay, at 11 a.m. Internment will be in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at



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