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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
November 2010


BUCKLAND, Louis Charles
Born in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away on: 03/11/2010
The Cape Breton Post, November 5, 2010

Isn't it a mystery when one passes and their lifelong love is soon to follow. Our beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, Louis Buckland passed away Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, at the Northside General Hospital, after a lengthy illness.

Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Louis and Helen Buckland of Newfoundland. Left to mourn his loss are his sons, Robert, Donnie (Wanda) and Kenny (Darlene) and daughters, Maureen (John) Forrest and Joan (Francis) Eyking. He was adored by his 11 grandchildren, Amy (Michael), Laura (Craig), Gabrielle, Vanessa, Katie, Cassaundra, Kenneth, Cory Louis (Amanda), Taylor, Grace and Marcus and five great-grandchildren, Patrick, Aralyn, Keigan, Kayleigh and Neil. Also surviving is his sister, Theresa McCarthy along with his brothers, Stephen (Delores), Gordon and Vincent (Diane); sister-in-law, Emily as well as his lifelong friends, Joan and George Campbell. Special mention for his sister-in-law, Eunice Cote and brother-in law, Danie Cote. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, William, infant sister, Theresa Louise and one month ago to the day, his loving wife, Jean.

Lou and Jean were active members of their church parish of St. Anthony Daniel in Sydney. For many years he was mass lector at his parish. Lou was also a 4th degree Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus of Sydney where he served for 25 years. For 25 years Lou was a teacher with the Cape Breton District School Board, and for his last 10 years was principal of Park Junior High in Sydney. He also served as past president of the Retired Teachers Organization. He inspired many young minds which he carried on later into his retirement with his children and grandchildren. He will be fondly remembered by his childhood friends with stories from Sydney's North end. Later, while attending university, he became an avid basketball player at Xavier College in Sydney. He moved on to post secondary studies at St. FX and UNB in Fredericton. He enjoyed playing cards and monopoly with his grandchildren and, as he had done with his students, taught them a card trick or two. But the love of his life was Jean. As they had done throughout their lives together, they took care of each other, remarkably, as their respective illnesses progressed towards the end. A true love story. This is a joyous day because they are together once again. A special thanks to Marie MacPhee who assissted with care for Lou and Jean at their home.

Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Monday, Nov. 8 from 5-8 p.m. at the S.W.Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. There will be a Knights of Columbus prayer service at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial mass will take place 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9 at St. Anthony Daniel Church, Sydney with Fr. Donald MacGillivray, Fr. Joe Ambrose MacNeil and Fr. Douglas Murphy officiating. Reception to follow in the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cape Breton Palliative Care. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at

CLARKE, Genevieve (Baker)
Born in: Avondale, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed away in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away on: 30/11/2010
The Cape Breton Post, December 2, 1010

Less than a month before her 91st birthday, Jennie Clarke passed away Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010, at Harbourstone Enhanced Care Facility, where she resided with her husband, Archie for the past year. In July, they celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with friends and colleagues from the many groups and projects that were part of her very active life, St. Gerard's Guild (president), CWL (50 year member), Holy Redeemer Choir, Brownies (brown owl), Don Bosco Home and School Association (president). Among her outreach endeavors were Holy Redeemer Camp, Welcome Wagon, canvasser for several organizations and chaperone for high school attendees at Expo'67, Montreal. As she once said, she had a real passion for her home, where her fine taste was always evident. She still had time for her skating, community exercise program and her painting. She approached everything with intensity and passion.

Born in Avondale, Nfld., Jennie was the daughter of the late Thomas and Bridgit (Parsley) Baker. She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Archie Clarke; two daughters, Karen Campbell (Steve), Moncton, N.B. and Janet Porter (Jack), Sydney; one son, Wayne (Betty), Sydney. She was "Grammie" to six grandchildren, Jamie, Guelph and Chad Clarke, Halifax and Andrew (Beth), Riverview, N.B., Steward (Leslie), Framingham, MA, Gordon (Marlene), Grand Bay-Westfield, N.B. and Lawren (Lynn) Campbell, Moncton, N.B.; and eight great-grandchildren, Chloe, Brett, Mackenzie, Curran, Lachlan, Rowan, Benson and Ellie Campbell; one sister, Mary Florence 'Tootsie' Dawe, Ashfield, OH; and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sisters, Marie (Eddie) Gauthier and Theresa (Jack) Beck and a brother in infancy.

A memorial mass will take place at St. Anthony Daniel Church on Saturday 10 a.m., with Rev. Donald MacGillivray officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer Society, CWL or a charity of one's choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at

GOVE, Dora
Born in: LaPoile, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed away in: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away on: 03/11/2010
The Cape Breton Post, November 5, 2010

It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Dora G. Gove, age 95, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010 at the Northside Community Guest Home. Born in LaPoile, Nfld., Dora was the daughter of the late William and Maria (Purchase) Vautier. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church and through the years was very active in the A.C.W., the Alder Guild and the knitting club. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Dora is survived by her daughter, Lois (Gary) Ross, North Sydney and their children, Neil (Allison) Ross, Oakville and daughter, Nicole (Jeff) Ross-Winstanley, Burlington and three great-grandchildren, Lindsey, Owen and Lily Dora and also by a number of nieces and nephews. Dora was predeceased by her husband, Gordon Gove and daughter, Elaine; her five sisters, Julie, Harriet, Jessie, Nellie, Elsie and brother, Stanley. There will be no visitation. A family service for Dora will be held in Burlington, Ont. and burial will be held at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney in the spring. Arrangements are under the direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to St. John the Baptist Anglican Church or Northside Community Guest Home Foundation, 11 Queen St., North Sydney, B2A 1A2. Online condolences may be sent to
Your love and care down through the years.
The many times you calmed my fears.
Your everlasting love for me,
Will follow me eternally."

LANNON, Edward 'Ned'
Born in: Harbour Round, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed away in: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away on: 30/11/2010
The Cape Breton Post, December 2, 2010

After a long, full and wonderful 99 years, Ned pasted away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 30 in the Glace Bay Hospital. Born in Harbour Round, Nfld., he arrived in Glace Bay, Cape Breton, at the age of two years. He was the son of the late James and Elizabeth (Mansefield) Lannon. He worked for 45 years at No. 20 Colliery in Glace Bay. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Ned was a loving son, husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather and great-grandfather. His entire family was his pride and joy. During his latter years, he was a faithful visitor to many hospitals and guest homes to cheer up many of his senior friends. He was a member of St. Anne's Church where he served as hospitality minister for many years.

Ned is survived by sons, Jim, Jack, Tom, Glace Bay, Al (Gemma), Truro, N.S., and daughter, Eileen (Keith) Oldford, Glace Bay; grandchildren, Jim, Glen, Carla, Glen, Lana and Jason (Jo-Ann), who are expecting; great-grandchildren, Michael, Caden, Cheyenne, Kristen, MacKenzie, Talal and Jessica; several nieces, nephews; brother, Tom and sister, Jeanette. Ned was predeceased by his loving wife, Catherine (O'Donnell), son, Rev. Fr. Joseph Patrick and in infancy, daughter, Mary Kay, brothers, Tony, Jim, sisters, Nellie, Josie, Pat, Irene and Joan. Special thanks to Dr. Guy and 3rd floor nursing staff, Glace Bay Hospital. A private family service will be held in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home Chapel, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Please visit for online condolences to the family at

McPHEE, Olive McPhee
Born in: Ramea, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed away in: New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada
The Cape Breton Post, November 6, 2010

It is with broken hearts and deep sorrow we announce the passing of our mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother, Olive McPhee, 85, formerly of Wood Avenue, New Waterford, at the Maple Hill Manor on Nov. 5, 2010. Born in Ramea, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Wallace and Florence Dorothy (Hatcher) Kendall.

Olive had a passion for bingo, cards, and the love of her cats. She was fortunate to have her loving and dedicated son, Dale, living in New Waterford and by her side every day. She was a member of the Army, Navy, Airforce, Unit 217, for 42 years and in that time, she was the treasurer of the ladies auxilliary for 24 years.

Olive is survived by four children, Diane (Renee) MacIsaac, Kingston, Dorothy (Ron) Perreault, Niagara Falls, Dale (Carol Ann) MacPhee, New Waterford, Dino (Corrina) McPhee, Whitby, Ont.; sisters, Lillian (Owen) Piercey, North Sydney, Caroline Keeping and Vivian Kendall; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Michael; children, Blair, Michael, Carol Brenna; son-in-law, John Brenna; granddaughter, Dawn Marie; brother, Edwin, brothers-in-law; Gordon Kendall and Al Keeping.

Visitation for Olive will be held Monday, Nov. 8 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. A funeral mass of celebration will take place Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Parish Church of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Avenue, with Father Doug MacDonald officiating. Cremation will follow with burial in St. Agnes Cemetery at a later date. A luncheon will be held at the Army Navy Airforce, Unit 217, New Waterford, immediately following the funeral mass. Donations in her memory may be made to the Maple Hill Manor. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at
The family would like to thank Olive's extended family at the Maple Hill Manor for their kindness, compassion and love they showed our mother at her home Down Memory Lane.

PICKLES, Frank 'Robert'
Passed away in: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Passed away on: 14/11/2010
The Cape Breton Post, December 8, 2010

On Nov. 14, 2010, Bob, age 82, passed away peacefully at his home in Toronto, after a brief battle with cancer, his wife and friend of 61 years by his side. Bob was the son of the late Frank and Emma (Bishop) Pickles of Sydney. Loved and missed by his wife, Doris (Antonello); sons, Kenneth, Darrell, Robert; daughters, Barbara and Lois; grandfather of seven and great-grandfather of four. Survived by brothers, William and Walter, Sydney, N.S. and a sister, Eileen MacLean, Brantford, Ont.

Bob moved to Toronto, 40 years ago with his family, where he was employed by the Workman's Compensation Board, maintenance department, until his retirement. Bob loved to garden, but his happiest times were when the family were all together at Christmas and other special occasions. He was thoughtful, kind and loved life.

Bob was predeceased by an infant son, Terrance; brothers, Ronald and Edwin. Relatives and friends were received at Ridley Funeral Home. Mass was celebrated at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Etobicoke, Ont. Interment took place at Assumption Catholic Cemetery, Mississauga, Ont. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid." - John 14:27.
Note on Frank Pickles and Emma Bishop: Frank was born in Halifax the son of William Harvey Pickles and Emily Hoare
Emma Bishop was the daughter of William James Bishop of Kelligews and Bessie Butler. Frank and Emma were married at the Church of England Rectory in Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia on November 3, 1920. ----Bill C.

SIWAK, Eunice Ann (Fiander)
Born in: English Harbour West, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed away in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away on: 22/11/2010
The Cape Breton Post, November 23, 2010
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our loving mother, Eunice on Monday, Nov. 22, 2010, at home. Eunice was born in English Harbour West, Fortune Bay, N.L., and was the daughter of the late William and Mary Fiander. She resided most of her life in Whitney Pier, later to move to Maple Ridge Manor, Sydney.

Eunice was a member of St. Mary's Polish Church. She enjoyed her evenings at the Maple Ridge Manor playing cards, bingo and attending the many socials in the common room. She looked forward to Wednesday bingo and loved going for drives and for something to eat with the family and calling all the children every evening to say good night. She was a very devoted wife and mother and will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

Eunice is survived by her five children, Bill (Miriam), Sydney River, Cathy (Roy) Mugford, Glace Bay, Richard (Patti), Ontario, Colleen MacLennan, Sydney, and David (Lisa), Halifax. Also survived are her grandchildren, Cynthia (Steve) Miller, Kyle (Terre) Siwak, Roy (Michelle) Mugford, Paul (Erin) Mugford, Lindsey and Ryan Siwak, Allan (Cindy) MacLennan, Adam (Rachelle) MacLennan; stepchildren, Kenny and Cassie Butts; her great-grandchildren, Nathan and Sarah Mugford, Lilly and Rebecca MacLennan; brothers, Bill (Jean), Ralph (Margaret) Fiander, Newfoundland; and sister-in-law, Eileen, Amherst, N.S. She was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Roman, brother, Cecil and sister, Clarissa Evans, Newfoundland.

Visitation for Mrs. Siwak will take place at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel on Wednesday, Nov. 24 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m with the funeral service taking place Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Parkview Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or a charity of choice. Online condolences to
John, 16: 16-17 - A little while, and ye shall not see me; and again, a little while and ye shall see me; because I go to the Father.

SIWAK, Eunice
The Cape Breton Post, November 25, 2010
Eunice Siwak
, who passed away November 22, 2010, was also predeceased by brothers, Richard and Lewis Fiander, and sisters, Deborah and Lucy Fiander.

SKINNER, Melvin Joshua
Born in: Locks Cove, Newfoundland, Canada
Born on: 09/06/1930
Passed away in: Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away on: 13/11/2010
The Cape Breton Post, November 16, 2010

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, brother and grandfather. Melvin passed away Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, in the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre surrounded by his loving family. He was born on June 9, 1930, in Locks Cove, Newfoundland. Melvin spent 43 years working as a fisherman in Louisbourg, N.S. He loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing, reading, and most of all, he loved to be surrounded by his family and friends.

He will be sadly missed and forever remembered by his devoted wife of 54 years, Mary (Durnford); his loving children, Gary (Josephine), Fort McMurray, Myrtle-Anne (Alex), Sydney, and Gordon (Edith), Halifax; his six grandchildren, Jordan, Kristen, Brett, Joshua, Ryan and Sarah; his brothers, Sam (Sharon) and Fred (Pauline); and his sisters, Eva, Maggie and Theresa. He was predeceased by his parents, Abraham and Ester, his brothers, George, Roy and Henry, and his sister, Myrtle.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, Nov. 17 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church, Louisbourg. Funeral service will take place 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18 St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church with Rev. Glenn Kent officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, the Memorial Fund of St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church, or a charity of your choice. Special thanks to the doctors and nurses and staff of the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, for their compassionate care. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome



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