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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
April 2011

 

BOONE, Mary
Born In: Newfoundland, Canada
Born On: 04/04/1921
Passed Away In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed Away On: 04/04/2011
The Cape Breton Post, April 7, 2011
It is with sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the death of our mother and grandmother, Mary Boone, who passed away at Seaview Manor, Glace Bay on Monday, April 4, 2011. Born in Newfoundland to the late Michael and Mary Louise (Snow) King, she lived all her life in Birch Grove. Mary was a lifetime member of MacKay Memorial United Church and was an active member of the UCW. She was also a member of the True Blue Lodge. Throughout her life she remained committed to her community, donating her time and talents to numerous organizations, charity events and social functions. Her greatest joys in life were walking, visits with friends and family, picking berries, Monday night bingo club and Saturday night bingo and playing the organ. Mary was well known for her molasses cookies, homemade dinner rolls and her wild strawberry jam.

Besides her parents, Mary was predeceased by her husband, Verne; daughter, Gail; brothers, Bob, Al, Bill and sisters, Dorothy, Julia and Hazel. Left to mourn are her daughter, Ferne; son, Roy (Elinor); grandson, Shea (Sherry); granddaughter, Sarah (Kevin); special great-granddaughter, Alli; sister, Laura and brothers, Edward and Elmer; numerous nieces and nephews and extended family and friends. Visitation for Mary Boone will be held at Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay on Thursday, April 7, 2011 from 7-9 p.m. with funeral service to be held Friday at 11 a.m. in Patten Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Chris Matheson officiating. A reception will follow for family and friends in the Birch Grove Recreation Center. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Seaview Manor, Alzheimer's Society or charity of choice. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.pattenfuneral.com
Special thanks to Laura, Barb, Joyce and the staff of Seaview Manor for their kindness and support during Mary's illness.


BUSSEY, Esther
Born In: Fox Island, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed Away In: Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, Canada
The Cape Breton Post, April 30, 2011
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, Esther Bussey on Friday, April 29, 2011. She was born at Fox Island, Nfld. to the late Arthur and Minnie Coley and she was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Esther is survived by her son, Stuart Young; daughters, Evelyn (Kevin) Donovan, Minnie (Brian) MacLeod; grandchildren, Donna, Daniel, Melissa, Brian, Tyler, Ashley, Kayla and one great-grandchild, Cameron, who was the apple of her eye. She is also survived by her one sister-in-law, Rita Bussey as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Thomas Young; second husband, Roy Bussey; sons, Gilbert Young, George Bussey; daughter-in-law, Florence Young,; sister, Emily Carter; brothers, George and Ivan Coley; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ernest (Ruth) Bussey, Gordon (Eileen) Bussey, Everett Bussey. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Sunday, May 1, 2011 at St. Bartholomew's Church, Louisbourg from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will take place 11 a.m. Monday, May 2, 2011 at St. Bartholomew's Church, Louisbourg with Rev. Laura McCue officiating. Reception to follow. Donations may be sent to the St. Bartholomew's Cemetery Fund. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com


DRAKES, Reuben F.
Born In: Grand Bank, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed Away In: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed Away On: 06/04/2011
The Cape Breton Post, April 8, 2011
We regret to announce the passing of our dear father, brother and friend, Reuben Drakes, a resident of the Northside Guest Home, and formerly of Clifford Street, North Sydney. Reuben died Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Grand Bank, N.L., he was the son of the late Onslow and Annie Drakes. Reuben worked aboard Marine Atlantic vessels for most of his life, retiring in 1989. He was a veteran of the Second World War serving with the Merchant Marine.

He is survived by his daughter, Suzanne Compton, Twillingate, N.L.; two grandchildren, Scott and Renee; his brothers, Norman Drakes, Grand Bank, N.L., and Onslow, of Ontario; several nieces and nephews; as well as his close friends and caregivers, Austin and Sheila Pyke. He was predeceased by his wife, Harriet (Rose) Drakes and his sister, Frances. There will be no visitation by request. Funeral service will be held Sunday, 3 p.m. from the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ritchie Robinson officiating. Burial at a later date in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com


FRANCIS, Arthur
Born In: Channel, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed Away In: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed Away On: 05/04/2011
The Cape Breton Post, April 8, 2011

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our dear husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, Arthur Francis, on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at home. Born in Channel, N.L., he was the son of the late Phillip and Rebecca (Buttrey) Francis. Arthur worked as a purser aboard Marine Atlantic vessels for most of his life, retiring from the Atlantic Freighter in 1992. He was a former member of the Canadian Navy, and a veteran of Iraqi war, "Desert Storm" serving with the Merchant Marines. He was a member of Branch #19 Royal Canadian Legion, the Cape Breton Naval Veterans and St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney.

Arthur is survived by his wife of 49 years, Nellie (Anderson) Francis; his sons, Glenn Francis, Derek (Carol Ann); his daughters, Sue Ann (Jason) Bernon, Doreen (Blanford) Billard; his daughter-in-law, Sonja Francis; his grandchildren, Dejiah Lynn Francis, Derek D. Francis, Kevin Francis, Darcy Billard, Randy Billard, Kendra Billard, Heather Francis, Arthur J. Francis, Logan Francis, Cody Spencer; his great-grandchildren, Will Billard, Gina Billard, Hayley Rahey, Nathan Rahey, Kayla Francis, Aiden Francis; by his siblings, Walter Francis (Florence), Margaret Ongo, Dorothy Cross, Oswald Francis (Eva); his sister-in-law, Theresa Francis; brother-in-law, Harold Rose, as well as many nieces and nephews. Arthur was predeceased by his son, Arthur Jr.; brother, Clarence; sister, Regis Rose; brother-in-law, Fred Ongo.

Visitation for Arthur will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today (Friday), in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service will be held Saturday, 2 p.m. in St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney, with Rev. Gloria McClure-Fraser officiating. Burial at a later date in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com


GALLIOTT, Sara 'Rita' (Heron)
Born In: Harbour le Cou, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed Away In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed Away On: 17/04/2011
The Cape Breton Post, April 20, 2011
Rita passed into the loving arms of God and was reunited with her beloved husband, Gerald (Bud) Galliott, on April 17, 2011. Uncle Bud entered heaven on April 16, 1958. Rita was the daughter of the late Albert and Selina Heron of Newfoundland. She was a member of St. Mary's Anglican Church. Aunt Rita moved to Glace Bay from Harbour le Cou, N.L., at a young age and became a loving wife, friend and neighbour to all who knew her. Aunt Rita resided on Cameron Street for most of her adult life where she kept the hands and feet of children, mail and paper carriers warm with her knitted socks and mittens. Aunt Rita leaves behind her sister, Lydia Francis, Newfoundland; and her sister-in-law, Vera Atkinson, Glace Bay; as well as several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held for Rita Galliott in Patten Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 20, 2011, from 1 p.m. until service at 2 p.m. in Patten Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Vernon Reid officiating. Burial in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.pattenfuneral.com


McDONALD, Pearl
Born In: Lamaline, Newfoundland, Canada
Born On: 03/05/1926
Passed Away In: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed Away On: 04/04/2011
The Cape Breton Post, April 6, 2011
It is with an aching in our hearts and an everlasting love that we, the family of Pearl (Hillier) McDonald, of Emerald Street, North Sydney, announce her passing at the Northside General Hospital on Monday, April 4, 2011. A loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend, Pearl was born in Lamaline, Nfld., on May 3, 1926. She, along with her parents and siblings emigrated to North Sydney in 1927. Pearl was the daughter of the late Ernest and Lucy (Crews) Hillier.

She was a homemaker at heart and prior to her illness took great pride in her home and in providing a hot meal on the table for her family and anyone else who needed a good home-cooked meal. Her door was always open to the neighbourhood kids who seized every opportunity to share a meal with her children. She was an inspiration to her family; strong, courageous and the rock that we all leaned on. She had a quick wit and a wonderful sense of humour. We will always remember her silliness and her laughter.

Pearl is survived by her loving children, Paula, Paulette and Sheri (Leo), at home, who devoted the past few years of their lives to Mom's full-time care, Amelia (Dougie) Chisholm, Sydney Mines, Lucy (Kevin) Miller, Big Bras d'Or, Doug (Donna), North Sydney, Colin (Jane) Cleveland, N.S., Pat, Florence, Sandy (Linda), Port Hawkesbury, Blair (Romaine), Sydney Mines; daughters-in-law, Debbie, North Sydney, and Shirley McDonald, Millville; son-in-law, Rick Simm, Florence; special granddaughter, Emily, at home; sisters, Mary (Mim) Bragg, Lyn (Bob) Ballam, Sharon (Hector) Lantz, all of North Sydney, Lillian (Bob) Dolomont, Aylesford, N.S.; brothers, Howard "˜Nipper" (Betty), Ernie (Betty), Joe (Pearl), all of North Sydney, Alex (Millie), Big Bras d'Or; grandchildren, Kim, Kent, Aimee, Stacey, Krista, Rick, Joey, Lisa, Tara, Colin, Rhonda, R.P., Mark, Kelsey, Tanya, Meagan, Allison, Stephen, Jordan and Emily; and 21 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, who celebrated 75 years of marriage in 1995, prior to her mother's death in 1996, followed by her father's death in 1998. She was also predeceased by her loving and devoted husband, Raymond ‘R.P.' in 1997; her loving daughter, Dale (Rick) Simm in 2001, her sons, David (Debbie) in 1995, John in 1964, also by sisters, Cora in infancy, Meta (Maurice) Casey, Daisy (Eddie Noble) (Jimmy Donovan), brothers, Clyde and Maurice in infancy, special nephew, Erin Ballam and his foster brother, Robert, who died tragically in 1989.

In following her wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. A mass of Christian burial will take place at St. Joseph Church, Archibald Avenue, North Sydney, on Saturday, April 9, 2011, at 10 a.m. with Rev. Jake Andrea officiating. Burial to take place in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. Friends and family are invited to attend a celebration of Mom's life, to be held in the basement of St. Joseph Church immediately following the mass. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com
"We will cherish her memory for the remainder of our days!"


PARSONS, Madeline 'Madge'
Born In: Belle Island, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed Away In: Bras d'Or, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed Away On: 24/03/2011
The Cape Breton Post, March 26, 2011
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother and aunt, Madeline 'Madge' Parsons age 87, a resident of The Cove Guest Home, Sydney, and formerly of Main Street, Bras d'Or, on Thursday, March 24, 2011 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Madge was born in Belle Island, Nfld., March 17, 1924, the daughter of the late John and Lucy (Moore) Kavanaugh. In earlier years Madge owned and operated a convenience store in Mill Creek. She was a member of the Children of Mary and was an active member of the ladies auxiliary of Father William Kiely Council, Knights of Columbus, North Sydney. She was a member of St. Joseph Church in Bras d'Or.

For the past five years Madge was a resident of The Cove Guest Home in Sydney. She is survived by her sons, Robert (Ann), John (Gail), both in Little Bras d'Or, Myles (Claudette), Nanaimo, B.C., Gerard (Anna), Sexsmith, Alta.; her daughter, Beth (James) Laffin, Chilliwack, B.C., Kathy Jessome (Jimmy Day), Bras d'Or. Also surviving are her 18 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and siblings, Madge was predeceased by her husband, John J. 'Jack' Parsons; two grandsons, Brian and Ryan Parsons. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. There will be no visitation by her request. A funeral mass will be celebrated for Madge at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church, Bras d'Or with Rev. Peter McLeod officiating. Burial will be held at a later date. A reception will follow in the Bras d'Or hall. Family flowers only, memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Cemetery Fund. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com


WALSH, SFM, Rev. Lionel
Born In: Allan's Island, Newfoundland, Canada
Born On: 29/12/1929
Passed Away In: Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
The Cape Breton Post, April 29, 2011
Passed away peacefully, at the age of 81, at the Scarborough General Hospital. Born Dec. 27, 1929, in Allan's Island, N.L., where he received his early schooling. In the 1950s his family moved to Dingwall, Cape Breton, N.S., where he spent many summers but over the years he returned as often as possible to his "beloved rock".

Fr. Lionel taught school for a few years before joining the Scarboro Foreign Mission Society. He completed studies in philosophy and theology and is a graduate of both St. Francis Xavier Seminary and St. Augustine's Seminary in Toronto. He was ordained a priest for the Scarboro Foreign Mission Society in Antigonish, N.S. on Dec. 21, 1957, and then missioned to the Dominican Republic, where he served most of his 54 years of priesthood in the parishes in Azua, Bani, Monte Plaza, Yamasa, El Seibo and Mantanzas. From 1967-1971 he returned to Canada to serve as director of the Scarboro Missions Formation House in Antigonish, N.S. at his beloved St. Francis Xavier University from which he graduated.

Fr. Lionel was predeceased by his parents, Margaret and Frederick Walsh and his brother, Andre. He is survived by sisters, Sr. Mary Walsh, RSM, Mercy Convent, St. John's, N.L., Sr. Margaret Walsh, O.L.M., Toronto, Denise (Fox) of Montreal and Charlotte (Fraser) of Baddeck, N.S. Due to ill health he returned from the Dominican Republic to Canada in 2003. Fr. Lionel was a wonderful pastoral man, always listening intently to the plight of the other person. He had a special love for the poor treating all with dignity and respect. He will be sadly missed by his sisters and all of his nieces and nephews and the extended family as well as by the priests and lay missioners at Scarboro Missions. Visitation will be at Scarboro Mission, 2685 Kingston Rd. (at Brimley), Scarborough, today (Friday, April 29) from 7-9 p.m. Wake service at 7:30 p.m. Mass of Resurrection on Saturday, April 30, at 10:30 a.m. Burial at Our Lady, Queen of the Clergy Cemetery. In his memory, donations may be made to Scarboro Missions.

 

 

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