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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
June 2010


ASHFORD, Nina 77 yrs
Glace Bay
The Cape Breton Post. June 21, 2010

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, Nina Lorella Ashford, after a lengthy illness at the Glace Bay Hospital, on Friday, June 18, 2010. Born in Petites, NL, November 16, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Florence Courtney. Predeceased by her loving husband, Perry Roy Ashford, son, Gary Courtney Ashford, and three sisters, Elfreda (George) Brown, Cedella (Edwin) Billard and Betty (Earl) MacNeil. She is survived by her five daughters, Gloria (William) Miles, Doreen (Louis) Phillipo, Marion (Dennis) Hiscock, Sheila (Keith) Warren, Lisa (Kevin) Hiscock, two sons, Thomas (Arlene Sheppard), Terry (Barbara Nearing) and one brother, Claude (the late Vera) Courtney. Nina also leaves behind 10 grandchildren, Fernie Ashford, Nancy (Adam) Dionne, Christopher and Courtney Phillipo, Laird (Gail) Hiscock, Nicole Ashford, Michael and Rachel Warren, Mitchell and Marley Hiscock, and five great-grandchildren, Noah and Allie Ashford, Casey and Danny Dionne, Blaise Phillipo. Nina is also survived by many nieces and nephews and cousins with a special mention to her loving cousin Esther Bobbett and dear friend and neighbor, Linda Hanrahan. Two special ladies who brightened our mother's day. Mom's knitting, cooking and baking were the best. Her recipes are a legacy to her children. she was a gentle, kind woman who was devoted to her family. Visitation for Nina Ashford will take place on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm at Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union Street, Glace Bay. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11 am in Patten Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Michael Goodfellow officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Fund, Diabetes Society or to a charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at

BILLARD, Samuel 'Sam'
The Cape Breton Post, June 26, 2010
Born in: Rose Blanche, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed away in: Sydney River, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away on: 24/06/2010
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Samuel 'Sam' Robert Billard, 94, on Thursday, June 24, 2010, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Rose Blanche, Nfld., he was a son of the late George and Winnifred (Clark) Billard. He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima parish and lived most of his life in Glace Bay before retiring in Sydney River. In his younger years he had St. John Ambulance training and worked as an ambulance attendant and in his summers he always helped out his brother 'Charl', through lobster season. He worked at Seaboard Power Plant as a turbine operator and was also owner/operator of Billard's Garage. He also had his own construction business having been a mechanic and electrician. For a time he worked at the steel plant. He always had a backhoe, bulldozer and a boat and loved "tinkering" with something. He loved animals and always fed his crows.

A private, humble, caring man, he loved his family above all else. Although quiet, his fun side showed with his quick wit and funny sense of humour. Samuel's skating ability was "poetry in motion." He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Survived by daughter, Marian (Bud) Walke, Coxheath; seven grandchildren, Bob (Lisa), Fr. Keith, Karen (Arthur), John (Denise), Janice (Jason), Angie and Andre; several great-grandchildren; son-in-law, Bob Gratton. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his wife, the former Angela Currie, daughters, Dolores and Marie, son, Bobby, brothers, Matt, Charles, George, Gabe and his twin brother in childhood, sisters, Eva, Ida and Mary.

Visitation will be Monday in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass Tuesday, June 29, 2010, in Our Lady of Fatima Church, Rev. Will MacPherson officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Donations in his memory may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to
He was dearly loved and will be deeply missed.

Samuel Billard
The Cape Breton Post, June 27, 2010
Passed away on: 24/06/2010

The funeral service for the late Samuel Billard, 94, who passed away June 24, 2010, will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Our Lady of Fatima Church. Arrangements under the direction of T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. He had also been predeceased by a son-in-law, John A. MacGillvary and daughter-in-law, Betty Billard.



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