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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
July 2010


CULL, James Randall 'Jim'
The Cape Breton Post, July 22, 2010
Born in: Fogo Island, Newfoundland, Canada
Born on: 15/11/1927
Passed away in: New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away on: 20/07/2010

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of 'Jim' Cull of New Waterford on July 20, 2010, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born Nov. 15, 1927 in Fogo Island, N.L., he was a son of the late William and Eliza (Randall) Cull.

Jim was a member of Calvin United Church where he was an active Elder for several years. He left home at a young age to join the merchant navy and as a result he travelled to many parts of the world. Jim was a hard worker and worked in many job areas. He worked with Mersey Paper in Liverpool, at Hunter and Rose Printing Establishment in Toronto and Shell Oil Company on the boats.

In 1952, he married Eda Gertrude 'Trudy' Smith in Springhill, N.S. While there, He worked in the coal mines to support their family, Patricia and Michael. They later moved to Cape Breton, where Jim at first worked in the mines. He went to school to upgrade and changed his career to becoming an oil burner technician.He eventually opened his own business, which he and his son operated until Michael's death in 1979. Jim was known for his persistence, great intelligence and problem-solving abilities.

When Trudy retired from teaching, they moved to their summer home in Cape Dauphin, where Jim loved to watch the boats on the Bras d'or Lakes. Family was very important to him. Left to mourn are his wife, Trudy, Cape Dauphin; daughter, Patty (Robert), New Waterford; grandchildren, Jennifer (Stephen) Fraser, New Waterford, James (Naomi) Woodfine, Grand Prairie, Alta.; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law and their families. Besides his parents, Jim was predeceased by his son, Michael and his remaining family in Newfoundland.

Visitation will be held Friday, July 23 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. A funeral service will take place Saturday, July 24 at 2 p.m. in Calvin United Church with Rev. Duncan Roach officiating. Burial will be in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens with a luncheon to follow at Calvin Hall. All are welcome to attend. Jim's remains will be taken to the church at noon on Saturday. Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Calvin United Church. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at

Born in: Port Aux Basque, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed away in: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away on: 21/07/2010
Gerald Robye Figuary
, 77, of Glace Bay, N.S., passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2010 at the Glace Bay Healthcare Complex. Born in Port Aux Basques, NL, he was the son of the late Percy and Mary (Alley) Figary. Robye joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1952, serving overseas on the H.M.C.S. Penetang. Following his discharge, Robye was employed with H. Hopkins Limited as a truck driver for over 35 years. He was an avid Cape Breton Screaming Eagles fan, as well as a fan of the Montreal Canadians and the Cape Breton Oilers.

He is survived by his wife, the former Judy Hann; children Catherine (Michael) Bendixen, Denmark, Melody Butler, Truro, Wendy Miller, Black Rock, Dale Shewchuck, Dartmouth, Amanda (Ryan) Dean, Glace Bay; nine grandchildren, several nieces and nephews; stepmother, Dorothy Figary, Port Aux Basques; sisters, Shirley (Paul) Patey, St. John's, NL, Verna (Frank) Andrews, Port Aux Basques, NL He was predeceased by sister Marilyn Foote and grandchild, Garilynn Stewart.

There will be no visitation as per Robye's request. A private family memorial service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Patten's Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay with Rev. Michael Goodfellow officiating. Memorial donations may be made in Robye's memory to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation. The family would like to express their gratitude to the nurses and staff in the I.C.U. of Glace Bay Healthcare Complex for their compassion and dignified care of Robye during his illness. Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at:

GUY, Eliza W.
The Cape Breton Post, July 19, 2010
Born in: Ramea, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed away in: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Passed away on: 17/07/2010
Friends and relatives will be saddened to learn of the death of Eliza W. Guy, formerly of Sydney Mines, age 94 years who has been residing in Charlottetown with her daughter and son-in-law the past several years. Her passing took place at Beach Grove Nursing Home July 17, 2010. Born in Ramea, N.L., she was the daughter of the late Archibald and Azalia (Abbott) Hatcher. Eliza was predeceased by her husband, James Guy (Jimmy) in 2001. She was the beloved mother of Azalia Matheson (Rev. Dr. Gordon), P.E.I., and Archie Guy (Carol) Margaree Valley; loving grandmother of Guy Matheson (deceased), Dr. Grant Matheson, Leza Matheson-Wolters, Bonnie Nunn and James Guy Jr. She will be lovingly remembered by her great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She is survived by a younger sister, Evangeline who resides in Dartmouth. Forwarded from Belvedere Funeral Home, Charlottetown, to J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, Sydney Mines from where a private family visitation and funeral service will take place Tuesday, officiated by Rev. Marion Barclay MacKay. Interment will take place in Brookside Cemetery, Sydney Mines, N.S. Memorial donations may be made to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church Choir, Sydney Mines, N.S. Eliza was a caring and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Grammie Guy will be dearly missed by her devoted family. Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliant



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