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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
January 2010


OSMOND, Alice Maud
The Cape Breton Post, January 22,2010
Born at Port aux Basques, Newfoundland, Canada
Alice Maud Osmond
, 91, a resident of the Northside Community Guest Home and formerly of Florence, passed away peacefully at the home on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010. Born in Port aux Basques, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Capt. John Thomas and Margaret (Dicks) Lawrence.

Alice was a member of Trinity Anglican Church, Sydney Mines. She was active for more than 30 years with the Florence fire hall ladies auxiliary. She enjoyed shopping and loved bingo, she'd go wherever there was a game. Alice loved to crochet and knit, and many kids on her street had a pair of mittens in winter from "Nanny Osmond."

Alice is survived by children, Fred (Wilma), Margaret (Tommy) Chisholm, Lod (Sandra), Marlene (Glenn) Carey, Donna (Donald) Colburn and Bill, all of Florence, and Carl (Andrea), Grande Prairie, Alta., Edna Hurley, Harold Osmond and Gordon 'Go' (Judy) Osmond. She is also survived by her brother, Louis (Claudia) Lawrence, Channel, N.L., and by 37 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Mom will be surely missed walking the halls of Theresa Terrace, and by all the loving and compassionate staff who cared for her during the past two years in North Sydney. Previously, she had been a resident of the Richmond Villa in St. Peter's. She was predeceased by her husband, Lod, in 2000, by stepchildren, Sam (Mabel) and Berenna March and by brothers, Gordon, Maxwell, Howard, Ronald and Raymond. Also, by grandsons, Paul Gillam, Wayne Chisholm, Waide Hurley, Gordon Osmond, Billy and Bobby Waugh. There will be no visitation. A funeral service celebrating Alice's life will be held in Trinity Anglican Church, Queen Street, Sydney Mines, Monday, Jan. 25, 2010, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Peter Rafuse officiating. The burial will be in Trinity Cemetery, Tobin Road. A reception will be held in Grandy Hall following the committal. Donations in Alice's memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or to the Northside Community Guest Home. Arrangements have been entrusted to J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at

Glace Bay
The Cape Breton Post, January 30, 2010
Born at Rose Blanche, Newfoundland, Canada

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of Mary Emily Strickland (nee Skinner). She passed away peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010, at the Seaview Manor, where she had been a resident for the past six years. Mary was born in Rose Blanche, N.L., the daughter of James and Maude Skinner. Mary will always be remembered as a hard-working woman who took great pride in making a comfortable home for her beloved husband, Lewis, to whom she was married for 65 years. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Lewis, an infant daughter, Catherine, a brother, Alan and sisters, Cass and Sue. Mary is survived by sisters, Fan, Port aux Basques, and Lillian, Rose Blanche; and brothers, William (Dolena), Sydney, and Rube, Baddeck; along with many nieces and nephews. As requested, there will be no visitation. Cremation has already taken place under the direction of Patten Funeral Home. There will be a family committal service at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Seaview Manor.

TAYLOR, Dorcas Dinham
The Cape Breton Post, January 18, 2010
Born at Burgeo, Newfoundland, Canada
Dorcas Taylor
, a resident of Harbourstone Enhanced Care, formerly of Dartmouth passed away peacefully on Jan. 16, 2010. Born in Burgeo, N.L., she was the daughter of the late Louis and Creena Caines who moved to North Sydney in 1920. She lived most of her adult life in Dartmouth working many years in the record department of the Nova Scotia Hospital. She was a longtime member of Christ Church, Dartmouth.

She is survived by nephew, Louis (Judy) MacKinnon, Sydney River; nieces, Marlene Lovett, Sydney, and Eva Hilliard, St. Johns, N.L. She was predeceased by her first husband, Birkley Dinham, son, Paul Dinham, second husband, John Taylor, sisters, Jessie Caines, Mamie Allen and Lorraine MacKinnon and half brother, Aubrey Caines. Cremation has taken place. At Dorcas's request, there will be no visitation or funeral service. A private burial will be held in Dartmouth at a later date. Special thanks to the staff of Miners Lane of Harbourstone for their loving care. Condolences may be sent to the family at



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