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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
December 2010


ALLEN, Everett
Born in: Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away in: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away on: 02/12/2010
The Cape Breton Post, December 6, 2010
With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved father, Everett Allen. Dad passed away peacefully, Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, at the Glace Bay Hospital. Although born in Truro, N.S., to Lavinia (Allen) Butts, he was raised by his beloved grandparents, Julia and Bob Allen on Bell Island, N.L. As a young man, Dad proudly served in the British Royal Navy and often spoke of his naval service that included actions in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

Dad worked most of his life as a car inspector beginning on the S&L Railroad (later Devco). In later years he was an active member of the John Bernard Croak Branch 3, Royal Canadian Legion. He was a proud member of the Loyal Orange Lodge and Royal Black Institution having attained all but the last half degree of that order, which could only be presented in Northern Ireland. Dad was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing and for many years enjoyed the relaxation of his 'cabin' and playing horseshoes at Sangaree. He loved to sing and entertain and often would make us all laugh, donning some pretty unusual 'hats.' A humble and gentle man, he had an easygoing manner and a love of life that made him the beautiful father and husband that we knew.

Everett is survived by two daughters, Evelyn MacGillivary (Joe), Jean (Mel) Smith; one son, Herbert (Arlene) Allen; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Jean 'Smitty,' cherished great-grandchild, Eric Evan Jobe and wonderful son-in-law, Gerard MacGillivary. Visitation for Everett Allen will take place Tuesday, Dec. 7 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral service will be Wednesday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. in Patten Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bob Lawther officiating. Interment to follow at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Grand Lake Road, Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at

The Cape Breton Post, December 27, 2010
Born in: LaPoile, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed away in: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away on: 25/12/2010
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother and aunt Susanna Anderson, 97, a resident of Peppett Street, North Sydney, and formerly of Port Aux Basques, N.L., on Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010, at the Northside General Hospital. Born in LaPoile, N.L. , she was a daughter of the late Morris and Isabella (Neil) Strickland.

She was a member of the United Church and the last surviving member of her immediate family. Surviving is her five daughters, Nellie (Arthur) Francis, North Sydney, Dulcie Richards, Kenora, Ont., Elsie Watts, New Waterford, Grace (Roland) Hancock, Corner Brook, N.L., Lydia (Samuel) Kettle, Port Aux Basques, N.L., also surviving are several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren. Susanna was predeceased by her husband, Thomas Anderson, three sons, George, Samuel and Chesley Anderson, one daughter, Mary Anderson, six brothers, William, Matthew, George, John, Thomas and Mercer Strickland, five sisters Emma, Clara, Jennie, Elizabeth and Mary, and grandson, Arthur Francis. A private family visitation was held Sunday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Susanna's remains were then transported to Port Aux Basques, N.L. for visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at East Haven Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Wesley United Church, Port Aux Basques, with burial in the church cemetery. Online condolences may be sent at

Born in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born on: 08/01/1912
Passed away in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away on: 05/12/2010
The Cape Breton Post, December 7, 2010
Mary Freid
, a resident of Celtic Court, Sydney, went home to be with her family on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at the age of 98. Born in Sydney on Jan. 8, 1912, she was a daughter of the late James and Sadie Fitzgerald. Mary moved to St. John's, N.L., in the 1940s, where she owned and operated an Army & Navy Surplus store with her husband. Mary was predeceased by her husband, Jerry, son, Melvin, who died on the Ocean Ranger, daughter, Maxine and brother, Johnny. Left to mourn are her sister, Cassie Novak, Sydney; and many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place and interment will take place in St. John's, N.L., at a later date. Special thanks to the management and staff of Celtic Court who were devoted to her care. Condolences may be sent to the family at

GOSSE, Selby H.
The Cape Breton Post, January 3, 2011
Born in: Belle Island, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed away in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away on: 31/12/2010

It is with deep regret the family of Selby 'Syl' Gosse announce his passing Dec. 31, 2010, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, surrounded by his loved ones. Born in Belle Island, N.L., he was the son of the late Richard and Levine May (Neal) Gosse. He was employed as a steelworker, retiring from Sydney Steel after 43 years of service. He enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, playing cards, darts and bowling. As the temperatures became warmer each year, he looked forward to moving to his summer home in Sangaree, where he would go fishing, gardening, pitching horseshoes and enjoyed the the outdoors and company of friends and neighbours stopping by.

He is survived by two brothers, Jim (Emily) and Granville (Elizabeth), Mount Pearl, N.L.; sisters, Doris Normore, Belle Island, and Rose (Alex Peddle), Louisport, N.L. and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his niece and caregiver, Lorraine Mouland and extended family, Marion, David, Justin and Sarah Humphrey, Philip, Pam, Amy (Laurent Jeunet) and Rebecca Mouland, Brian and Avery Mouland and Barbie and Patrick and his beloved dog Nikki. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Pearl and two brothers, George and Lloyd. At Syl's request, there will be no funeral, wake or memorial service. His remains have been donated to Dalhousie University to be used for science research. Memorial donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, SPCA or charity of choice.

MacPHERSON, Lillian
The Cape Breton Post, December 28, 2010
Born in: Port aux Basques, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed away in: Westmount, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away on: 25/12/2010

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lillian MacPherson, a resident of Westmount, N.S., Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Port Aux Basques, N.L., she was the daughter of the late James and Lena (Scott) Hinks.

Lillian's greatest joy was her family. Lillian was a long time employee of Woolco, attended Westmount United Church, UCW, and the Riverdale Senior's Club. She leaves to mourn daughters, Norma Clarke, Sydney, Sharon MacPherson, Sydney, Gail (Malcolm) Hickey, Saint John, N.B., Carla Jackson, Sydney; a son, Harold (Hamidah) MacPherson, Malaysia. She also leaves behind seven grandsons, five granddaughters and seven great-grandchildren. Lillian is also survived by sisters, Sabina Meade, Toronto, Lena Billard, Vera Forsey, Dorothy Figary, all of Port Aux Basques, N.L. She was predeceased by her husband, Gordon MacPherson, sisters, Mary and Bessie, brothers, Joseph, Norman and Jim. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Sydney Memorial Chapel. Funeral service will take place Thursday at 2 p.m. at Westmount United Church with Rev. Thomas Whent officiating. Interment in Hardwood Hill Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at



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