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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
September 2009

 

FARRELL, Eileen Mary
Whitney Pier
The Cape Breton Post, September 21, 2009
Born in 28/10/1928 at Bay du Nord, Newfoundland, Canada

Surrounded by her loving family, Mom passed away peacefully Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009, at the Palliative Care Unit, Cape Breton Regional Hospital. She was born in Bay du Nord, N.L., to 'Teacher' Tom and Frances (Lundrigan) on Oct. 28, 1928. She moved to Sydney in 1952 where she and her husband Lawrence 'Red' raised their seven children.

Surviving are her children, Marguerite (late John) Pittman, Bernie (Margo), David (Margie), Lillian (Bruce) Andrews, Larry (Kim) and Maurice 'Moe'. Also by daughter-in-law, Janice. 'Nan' was cherished by her 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was anxiously awaiting the birth of her new great-grandson in North Carolina and her great-granddaughter in Ontario. She is survived by her sisters, Genevieve, Patricia (Pat) Hickey, Alice (late Fred) Hickey, brothers, Kevin (Late Lill) and Alphonsus (Viola), sisters-in-law, Teresa Farrell and Pearl Farrell. Mom was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence, son, Adrian 'Sam' in 2008, brothers, Pat, Dave and Gerald.

Our community has truly lost an icon. Eileen will be remembered for her endless kindness to anyone she met, as her front door had an 'open door' policy. It was known that Sunday dinners could feed from two to 10 persons easily. Friday mornings meant making 'home-made' bread and date squares, and you could count on going home with a care package of goodies after your visit. Her religious affirmations started many years ago with 'starching ' altar clothing, and her proudest moments were listening to Moe reading at Saturday evening mass. Mom's regular personal treats consisted of Pepsi pop, Double Bubble gum, playing Wednesday night bingo on TV and chocolate treats. Lady, the family dog, was her daily companion.

Visitation for mom will take place at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Church with Rev. Errol MacDonald officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Donations in Eileen's memory may be made to the Holy Redeemer Building Fund or Cape Breton Palliative Care Unit. Online condolences to the family can be expressed at twcurryparkviewchapel@ns.sympatico.ca
A mother's love is a blessing.


MacDONALD, Margaret Ellen
Sydney
The Cape Breton Post, September 30, 2009
Born at New Perlican, Newfoundland, Canada

It is with deep regret that we the family announce the sudden passing of Margaret MacDonald on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009, at home. Born in New Perlican, N.L., she was the daughter of the late George and Eliza (George) Smith.

Margaret was a member of Holy Redeemer parish and the Whitney Pier Pensioners Club. She lived life to the fullest, she loved spending time with her family and friends. She played cards, darts, Scrabble and loved to bowl. She ran in the Terry Fox Run since 1981. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Margaret is survived by her loving children, Lorraine Mombourquette, Sydney, Diane (Reg) Blunden, Dutch Brook, Carole (Doug) Spence, Sydney, George 'Bud' (Ethel) Sydney, Jim (Rose), Balls Creek, Melvin (Cindy), New Brunswick; daughters-in-law, Donelda and Delores; son-in-law, Danny Demelo. She is also survived by 23 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; nine great great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, James 'Jim', daughter, Charlotte DeMelo, son in infancy, John Dennis, sister, Beatrice Andrews, brother, Melvin Smith, three grandsons, Louis, Sean and Robert, and two great-grandchildren in infancy, James and Allysha.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, Sept. 30 at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1 at Holy Redeemer Church, Whitney Pier, with Fr. Dan MacInnis officiating. Donations may be made to the Terry Fox Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com


WORNELL, Douglas
Sydney
The Cape Breton Post, September 5, 2009
Born at Greenspond, Newfoundland, Canada
Douglas McNeil Wornell
, 99, Harbourview Drive, Sydney, passed away Thursday, Sept. 2, 2009, at the An Cala Unit in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Greens Pond, Nfld., he was the son of the late Edmund and Jessie (Lush) Wornell. Douglas retired from the Bank of NS after 42 years of service. He was a member and past president of Rotary Club of Sydney, and past chair of the United Way of Cape Breton. He was a member and elder of First United Church, Sydney. He was a past Commodore of the Royal Cape Breton Yacht Club. He is survived by his wife, Christine; daughter, Linda (Robert) Cooper, Oakville, ON; son, Stuart, Chester, NS and four grandchildren, Steven, Linda, Barbara,and Heather, three great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Diana, and Madison. Douglas was predeceased by his first wife, Helen (White); one sister, Jean; three brothers, Eldon, Abel and Ted. Visitation will be held on Sunday 2-4 p.m. at Sydney Memorial Chapel. A funeral service will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Monday 11 a.m. with Rev. Wade Reppert officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to First United Church or charity of choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca

 

 

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