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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
April 2010


BRADSHAW, Mrs. Sonia Jean "Tone"
July 28, 1945 - April 9, 2010
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, April 12, 2010
Bradshaw, Sonia Jean "Tone"

Halifax, in her 65th year, passed away on April 9, 2010, in the VG Site QEII, Palliative Care. Born in Corner Brook, NL on July 28, 1945, she was a daughter of the late Cecil and Daisy Howe (Corner Brook NL and Labrador). Tone began her nursing career with General Hospital St. John's, NL. from where she graduated, then went on to Corner Brook, Springdale and to Dartmouth General Hospital, Dartmouth. She had many friends including the lunch bunch at Dartmouth General. Tone will be missed and remembered by many. Her ability to care for others and her compassionate acceptance of others are her legacy.

Surviving are her husband, Richard "Dick" Bradshaw; sons, Craig (Anna) Bradshaw, Bedford; David (Robyn) Bradshaw, Dartmouth; much loved grandchildren, Laura and Aiden; sister, Deborah Howe, Corner Brook, NL; brother, Irvin (Margaret) Howe, Corner Brook, NL; special niece, Jennifer Veitch (Craig); brothers and sisters-in-law, Joan LeBouthiller (Lindsay), Jean Warren (Selwyn), Mary Garland, Don Bradshaw (Gerri) and Linda Marshall (David); aunts, Millie Goosney, Liza Hiscock and Neta Colbourne. Predeceased by parents-in-law, Richard and Mary Bradshaw; brother-in-law, Norman Bradshaw. Visitation will be held today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Atlantic Funeral Home 771 Main St., Dartmouth where memorial service will be on Tuesday, April 13 at 2 p.m. Burial in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens, Rev. James Haughn officiating. Reception to follow in the funeral home reception centre. Donations in memory of Sonia "Tone" can be made to Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of one's choice. On-line condolences: www

COURTNEY, Verina Harriette - 89 yrs
North Sydney
The Cape Breton Post, April 16, 2010

It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the passing of Verina Courtney, 89 yrs, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister, on Wednesday, April 14, 2010, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, in Sydney. Born in Burgeo, NL, Verina was the daughter of the late Henry and Ethel (Matthews) Foote. She was a member of St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney. Verina is survived by her husband, Claude Courtney, one son, Ronald (Sylvia) Bond, Bay St. Paul, Que, one daughter, Barbara (Charlie) Downey of Toronto, two granddaughters, Carol and Sandra, her three great grandchildren, and one brother, Roy (Grace) Foote, PEI. She was predeceased by her first husband, Walter Bond, two brothers, Edgar and Ronald and one sister, Valencia. There will be no visitation. A funeral service for Verina will be held at 10 am on Saturday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home Chapel, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney, with Diane Kempt officiating. Burial will take place in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney. Online condolences may be sent to

EVANS, Mildred
Born in: Channel, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed away in: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away on: 03/04/2010
The Cape Breton Post, April 5, 2010

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear wife, Mother, Grandmother, aunt, sister and friend, Mildred Evans. Mildred passed away on Saturday, April 3, 2010, at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney, following a brief battle with cancer. Born in Channel, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late George and Irene (Brazill) Knott. Mildred was a lifelong member of the Conservative Party, and was a well known figure in politics in Nova Scotia. She worked for several years as an executive assistant to MLA Brian Young in his C.B. North office. Mildred was also active in her community serving as a board member of the C.B. District Health Authority, and the Northside Community Guest Home; she was a member of the North Sydney Historical Society, and a devoted member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney.

Mildred is survived by her loving husband, Berkley; two sons, Bruce (Donna) of Halifax; Keith (Nancy) of Edmonton; three grandchildren, Nicole, Andrew and Benjamin; two sisters, Flora Noel of St. John's, Nfld. and Norma Keeping, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, also by many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother Roland. Visitation for Mildred will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral services will be held Thursday, 3 p.m., at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney, with Rev. Gloria McClure-Fraser and Rev. Carl Fraser officiating. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations may be made to St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, Northside Community Guest Home or the Cape Breton Cancer Centre. Online condolences may be sent to

PHILLIPS, Edward James (Jim), 89 yrs
The Cape Breton Post, April 19, 2010
It is with great sadness that we the family announce the passing of Jim Phillips on Saturday, April 17, 2010, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital in Sydney, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Hare Harbour, NL, he was the son of the late Henry and Julia (Taylor) Phillips. Dad was a member of St. Bartholomews Church. He was a fisherman on the draggers in Louisbourg until his retirement. Prior to that, he worked on the fishing schooners of the Grand Banks of Newfoundland. Dads favourite pastimes were bingo, playing 45 card games, trout fishing, wood-working and special times with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren and his bingo and card game friends.

Jim is survived by his three daughters, Vivian (Cyril) King of Newfoundland, Sandra (Bill) MacInnis of Sydney, Esther of Halifax, five sons, George (Evelyn), Abe (Elda), Jimmy (Paula), all of Louisbourg, Ron (Annete) of Main-a-Dieu, Wayne (Kim) of Halifax, his best friend and companion, Aileen Poole and her family. He is also survived by his one sister, Emma, special sister-in-law, Annie Phillips of Newfoundland, brother Albert (Hilda). He was poppy to 19 grandchildren, Big Pop to 40 great grandchildren, one great great grandson, as well as lifelong friends, Orlando and Ruby Vallis of Louisbourg. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Mable in 1989, daughter, Ada, sons, Charles and Russell, sisters, Margaret, Martha, Elizabeth, brothers, Max, Henry & Billy. Visitation will take place on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at St. Bartholomews Church, Louisbourg, from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. Funeral service will be held 11 am on Wednesday, April 21, at St. Bartholomews Church, with Rev Fred Rhymes officiating. Interment to follow in St. Bartholomews Church Cemetery, Louisbourg. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the St. Bartholomews Church Cemetery Fund or a charity of ones choice. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at    Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Chants Funeral Homes.

RYAN, Winifred 'Winnie'
The Cape Breton Post, April 13, 2010
Born in: Bar Haven, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed away in: Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away on: 11/04/2010
Winifred 'Winnie' Ryan
, 85 of Whitney Pier, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 11, 2010 in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Bar Haven, Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late Douglas and Lucy (Cumbie) Browne, Bar Haven, NL. She was a long time resident of Whitney Pier and a member of Holy Redeemer Parish. Winnie was employed at K-Mart as security personnel and Spring Garden Villa, as a Personal Care Worker. She loved to travel, enjoyed bingo and bowling. She was a member of Sydney Pensioners Club and enjoyed many outdoor activities. Winnie will be sadly missed by many family and friends.

Winnie is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Richard; sons Clayton, Ontario; nephew John, who was raised as a son and his wife Jean (March) of Sydney; sister, Frances McLennon, Pasadena, NL; brother Aiden Browne (Judy), Ontario; special niece Verna Walsh, Placentia, NL; grandchildren, Cheryl Sousa, Clayton Ryan, both of Ontario; Michael Ryan, Regina, Saskatchewan; Jennifer Maher, Calgary, Alberta; great grandchildren, Michael Sousa, Taylor Ryan, both of Ontario and Jack and Penny Maher, both of Calgary. She was predeceased by a daughter in infancy, brother Jim Browne and sisters Vivian Whiffen, Eileen Greene and Lucy Browne. Visitation for the late Winifred Ryan will take place on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at T.W.Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday at 11 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Church with Rev. Errol MacDonald officiating. Burial will take place at a later date in Placentia, NL. Those wishing to do so, may make donations in Winnie's name to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to

WHITE, Ferdinand
Born in: Codroy Valley, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed away in: Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away on: 04/04/2010
The Cape Breton Post, April 5, 2010

It is with deep regret that the family of Ferdie White announce his passing at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital on April 4, 2010. Born in the Codroy Valley, NL Ferdie left home at a young age to travel the world as a seafarer and then settled into a very industrious life in Cape Breton, eventually becoming a carpenter and spending many years with local contractors including Cabot Construction and Ells and Sawlor. He was a member of Local 1588 Carpenters Union and a 40 year member of the Bateston Athletic Club.

Ferdie is survived by his wife, Marie (Bates); children, Gerard (Maureen) Halifax, Dianne (Donald Wadden) Howie Center, Patricia (Steve McIntosh) Lower Sackville, Karen (John Smith) Halifax, Ferdie (Marcie) Sydney, James (Arlene) Albert Bridge and Danny in Bateston. Also left to mourn his passing are his dearly loved grandchildren, Evan and Jonathan White; Krista and Jennifer Wadden; Justin (Amanda), Brandy (Jeff) and Anjulee (Charles) McIntosh; Sean and Ryan Smith; Clayton, Garett, and Jaleesa White; and Zachary White and Marilou Simons; as well as great grandchildren Austin and Damian McIntosh. Ferdie is also survived by his sister Marie Stewart and brother Mike (Rose) White, Codroy Valley. Besides his parents, Daniel and Margaret (Gillis), he was predeceased by sisters Mary Geehan, Jean and Rita and brothers Joe, Stan, Gerald, Hughie and Martin.

Visitation is from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, Main A Dieu on Monday, April 5, 2010. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 with Father Patrick O'Neill officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery with a reception to follow in the church hall. Family flowers only. If desired donations can be made to the parish cemetery fund or a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at     Funeral arrangements are under the direction of S.W. Chant and Son Funeral Home.



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