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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
February 2010


CHISLETT, Vera (Moore)
The Cape Breton Post, February 5, 2010
Born in 04/07/1914 at Rose Blanche

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our dear mother and grandmother, Vera Chislett, at home in Dartmouth, on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010.

Vera was born in Rose Blanche, Nfld., on July 4, 1914, She was a daughter of the late Arthur and Louisa (Bird) Moore. Vera was fond of saying that she immigrated to Nova Scotia, Canada from Newfoundland before Confederation. She lived in Glace Bay with her husband and children until 1956. She then moved to North Sydney where she lived until 1995, when she moved to Dartmouth to live with her daughter, Ann. Vera's many grandchildren were her greatest joy, and she was happiest at gatherings with family and friends. In her long life, Vera experienced many historical events. Her memory was remarkable and she was well known for the stories she loved to tell. She was an avid reader, traveled extensively, loved her "scratch tickets", and never lost interest in trying new things like playing games on the computer. Vera was the family matriarch and will be sadly missed by her entire family, her friends and her beloved cats.

Special thanks to Daniel Gray, Palliative Care (and particularly Ruby Harbin), the VON, Dr. Vincent Ing, Dr. Valerie Ross, Louise Ongo and RJF Homecare for the roles they played in assisting with her care over the years.

She is survived by her children, Viola Gray, North Sydney, Denis (Linda) Chislett, Barrie, Ont. and Ann Chislett, Dartmouth. She is also survived by her six grandchildren, Kimberly (Gerard) MacDonald, Sydney Mines, Robert (Cathy) Gray, Dartmouth, Darryl (Margaret) Gray, North Sydney, Cheryl (Dean) Reavie, Barrie, Wayne (Chantelle) Chislett, Minnesota and Karen (Ted) Chadderton, Barrie; by her 16 great-grandchildren, Sherry (Keith) Campbell, Bras d'Or, Richard (Kerry) MacDonald, Fort McMurray, Alta., Jeffrey (Sarah) MacDonald, Fort McMurray, Daniel Gray, Dartmouth, Morgan Gray, Dartmouth, Chad (Krysta) MacDonald, North Sydney, Christian Gray, Dartmouth, James Gray, North Sydney, Samantha Reavie, Barrie, Jennifer Reavie, Barrie, Robert Gray, North Sydney, Matthew Reavie, Barrie, Meghan Chadderton, Barrie, Lucy Chadderton, Barrie, Dorothy Chislett, Minnesota; by her five great-great-grandchildren, Logan and Dillon Campbell, Bras d'Or, Alicia MacDonald, Fort McMurray, Bryson and Sophia MacDonald, Fort McMurray and by many nieces and nephews. Vera was predeceased by her husband, Thomas Chislett, and son-in-law, Robert Gray. She was the last remaining member of her immediate family, predeceased by her parents, Louisa (Bird) and Arthur Moore; nine brothers, Albert, Wilfred, William, Raymond, Ralph, Norman, Wentfred, Reginald and Lewis Moore and one sister, Evelyn (Moore) Hatcher

Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Monday, at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney with Rev. Gloria McClure-Fraser officiating. Burial will take place at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. A reception will take place at the church hall following the funeral. Family flowers only, memorial donations may be made to a charity of ones choice. Online condolences may be sent to

HODDER, Winston Ernest
The Cape Breton Post, February 19, 2010
Born in: Burin, Newfoundland, Canada
Born on: 14/02/1970
Passed away in: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away on: 17/02/2010

It is with heavy hearts that we the family of Winston Ernest Hodder, regret to announce his passing on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010, at the Northside General Hospital, with his loving family at his side, following a long battle with liver disease.

Born in Burin, N.L., Feb. 14, 1970, he was the son of Levi and Elizabeth (Mayo) Hodder of North Sydney. Winston will be remembered as someone who loved to walk, to umpire and play baseball, being a member of the Northern Yacht Club, to read Stephen King novels and most of all he was a big fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Winston is survived by his sisters, Paula (Vaughn), Sydney Mines, Valerie (Blair), Ross Ferry, Diane (David), North Sydney; his brother, Colin (Allison), Calgary; his nieces, Kathleen and Meagan, both of Calgary, Brooke, North Sydney; nephews, Colin Jr. and Kurt, both of Calgary, Kenneth of Alberta; his paternal grandmother, Alice Hodder and a large extended family including aunts, uncles and cousins, who are left to mourn his passing. He was predeceased by nieces, Morgan and Skye, and by a nephew, Hogan. Visitation for Winston will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A service to celebrate Winston's life will be held 3 p.m. Monday at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Rev. Carl Fraser officiating. Online condolences may be sent to

JARVIS, Ida Ruby (Read)
The Cape Breton Post, March 2, 2010
Born in: Tacks Beach, Newfoundland, Canada
Born on: 22/07/1914
Passed away in: Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed away on: 27/02/2010
Ida Jarvis
passed away peacefully at the DVA Pavilion in Corner Brook, on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, at the age of 95 years. She was the daughter of the late James Read and Melinda (Best) Read of Tacks Beach, Nfld. She was predeceased by her brothers, Gordon, Saul and Ernest and niece, Beulah Coish. Ida was predeceased in 1955 by her husband John Jarvis of Sydney. Mourning her sad loss are sons, John Bruce, Whitehorse, N.W.T., and George Franklin, Calgary, Alta.; two grandchildren, Margaret Speer (Dave) and Grant (Cindy) of Ontario; great-grandson, Benjamin Speer, Ontario; nieces, Vera Earle, Hilda Read, Sylvia Beck (Robert); nephew, Ralph Read (Shirley), all of Corner Brook; special cousins, Beatrice Dewling, St. John's, and Hilda (Gabriel) Lake, Sydney, as well as a number of great-nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Ida proudly served in the RCAF during the Second World War and after returning home to Corner Brook, she worked at Bowaters until moving to Sydney where she lived most of her adult life. She returned to Corner Brook in 2005. She was a devoted parishioner of St. Stephen's and Christ Church in Sydney, where she served many years in the ladies auxiliary and as bookkeeper for Christ Church.

A reserved, gentle lady, Ida will be missed by all who knew her. She was a devoted mother and friend and staunchly independent. Along with being a loyal fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs, she loved to read and walk and followed politics keenly. A memorial service will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel at 11 a.m., Thursday, March 4.

MacDONALD, Eva Gertrude
North Sydney
The Cape Breton Post, February 9, 2010
Born at Little West Bay, Newfoundland, Canada
Eva Gertude MacDonald
, 100, a resident of Beacon Crescent, North Sydney, died quietly Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010, at the Northside General Hospital. Born in Little Bay West, N.L., Gertrude was the daughter of the late Simeon T. and Edith I. (Warren) May.

Gertrude was a devoted member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, North Sydney. She was a proud member of Dorcas and enjoyed the weekly quilting sessions. She spent many hours reading her Bible. Gertrude loved to crochet and shared her beautiful creations with family and friends. She recently enjoyed a wonderful 100th birthday party in September. She was a very quiet, shy and elegant lady, we will miss her so very much. Gertrude was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Surviving are her two daughters, Elizabeth MacDonald, North Sydney, and Patricia MacPhail, Sydney River; and one son, Kitchener (Carol) MacDonald, Baddeck. She was so proud of her six grandchildren, Carrie and Robbie MacDonald, Barry (Diane), Charlene (Greg), Robbie and Jamie MacPhail. She dearly loved her three precious great-grandchildren Kaitlin, Samantha and Drew. She was predeceased by her husband Daniel MacDonald, her twelve siblings and son-in-law Barry MacPhail. A private family visitation will be held in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Lloyd Steeves officiating. Burial at a later date at Harbourview Cemetery, South Haven. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to

MONROE, Gladys (Smith)
Glace Bay
The Cape Breton Post, February 11, 2010
Born at Blaketown, Newfoundland, Canada
We regret to announce the passing of Gladys at the Glace Bay Hospital on Feb. 10, 2010. Born in Blaketown, N.L., she grew up in Birch Grove, the daughter of the late Edgar and Mary Emma Smith.

In 1946 she married Capt. John D. Monroe of the RCAF. They lived at various air force stations in Canada the USA and Europe, retiring in 1968 and returning to live in Cape Breton. There she enjoyed working at Rosenblum's Ladies Wear. Her favourite pastimes were cooking and enjoying the sun.

She is survived by her son, Vaughn Munroe; daughter-in-law, Valerie (nee Mitenko); grandchildren, Mark and Joy, all residents of Ottawa; sisters, Sadie Harn (the late Herbie), Muriel Peach (the late Brenton), Reta Layes (Lloyd), Lena MacDonald (the late Ronald) and Shirley Appleton (the late Tom). Also surviving are sister-in-law, Janie Matheson, Little Narrows and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, John, sisters, Ella MacLeod (Aulay), Mary Ferguson (Donald), Myrtle MacInnis (Manning), Olive MacPherson (Clair) and brothers, Eugene and Kenneth. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Patten Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary's Anglican Church, Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at or

MORRISON, Gertrude 'Gertie'
The Cape Breton Post, February 17, 2010
Born in: Battle Harbor, Labrador, Newfoundland, Canada
Born on: 25/01/1919
Passed away in: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away on: 10/02/2010

The family of Gertrude Morrison regretfully announces her passing Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010 at Northwood Manor, Halifax, N.S. Born in Battle Harbor, Labrador, she was the daughter of the late Noah and Cornelia Rumbolt.

At an early age she and her family moved to Donkin where she met and married her husband, Angus on Oct.18, 1940. They settled in Glace Bay to raise their family. She is survived by her daughters, Shirley McIntosh (Rege), Ben Eoin and Wendy Muise, Dartmouth; her cherished grandchildren, Dean McIntosh (Veronica), Robyn Whittier (Robby), Halifax, Tyler and Samantha Muise, Dartmouth and her only great-grandchild, Conrad Morrison Whittier. She is also survived by numerous in-laws. She was predeceased by her husband, Angus, Oct. 2006 and a brother, Issac, Nov. 1957.

For several years Gertrude worked at the old Glace Bay General Hospital as a sitter. She thoroughly enjoyed a good game of 45s and was involved in several ladies social clubs, throughout the years. A woman of strong character and determination, her family was extremely important to her.

Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home. A graveside service and interment will be announced for a future date. Donations in Gertie's memory may be made to charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to

SYMES, George Nicholas
Neil's Harbour
The Cape Breton Post, February 2, 2010
Born in 13/04/1920 at New Harbour, Newfoundland, Canada

It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the passing of our beloved father Nicholas. He ended his journey at home surrounded by his loving family.

Nicholas was born in New Harbour, N.L., son of late George and Elizabeth Symes. Nicholas was an active member of St. Andrew's Church. He was a fisherman by trade. He loved life and welcomed everyone into his home. Nicholas is survived by one son, Andrew (Linda); eight daughters, Louella (Walter) Ford, Sydney Mines, Olive (Simon) Fournier, Ontario, Phyllis Symes, Sydney, Patricia (Mike) Macleod, Ontario, Nelda (Clarence) Royal, Glace Bay, Delia (Clements) Hardy, Linda (Dale) Smith, New Haven, Nicole (Richard) Wall, Nicole was his special guardian. Also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two brothers, Art (Liz) and Stanley (Miriam), Newfoundland. Nicholas will be sadly missed by his grandchild Abby and by all who knew him for his kind and generous spirit. Nicholas was predeceased by his loving wife Betty of 60 years, sons, Reginald, in infancy and Roy, brother, Reginald, special grandson, Nicholas and sister, Phyllis Prosser, Newfoundland.

Visitation for Nicholas will be held Wednesday from 11 a.m. at All Souls Chapel. We will celebrate the life of Nicholas and lay to rest our father our friend with Rev. Warren Huestis officiating at St. Andrew's Church, Neil's Harbour, 2 p.m. Wednesday. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations to a charity of one's choice. Online condolences can be sent to the family at
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