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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
August 2011


The Cape Breton Post, August 26, 2011
Born In: Adam's Cove, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed in: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: August 24th, 2011
With much sadness, we the family announce her passing on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, at Seaview Manor, Glace Bay. Born in Adam's Cove, N.L., she was the daughter of the late Drucella and Edward Baggs. She was predeceased by sisters, Jean Hudson (Bill) and Hilda Scott (Martin), brothers, Allen, Bill, Fred and Arch and nephews, Lloyd (Wayne), Blenis and grandnephew, Carter. Lucy is survived by two sisters, Pearl (Melvin) Finlayson, Reserve Mines, and Lillian Hollett, Grand Banks, N.L.; nephews, Bill (Joyce), East Bay, N.S., Roy (Verna), Scarborough, Ont;. and several nieces and nephews.

We would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to Dr. P. K. Cadegan for his years of care and Dr. S. Ellerker and nursing staff at the Glace Bay General. Very special thanks also to the caring nurses and staff at the Seaview Manor. Visitation for Lucy will take place at Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011 from 2-4 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Patten Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, at 1 p.m. with Rev. John Finlayson officiating. Interment will be at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Grand Lake Road, Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Seaview Manor. Online condolences may be left for the family at

FLYNN, Edward
The Cape Breton Post, August, 25, 2011
Born In: Placentia, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed in: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: August 23rd, 2011
A new journey begins for Edward Flynn, who passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011, after a battle with cancer, leaving with beautiful memories the love of his life, his wife and best friend, Juanita Flynn.

Born in Placentia, Nfld., on Jan. 26, 1944, he was the son of the late James and Cecilia (Cheeseman) Flynn. He was a retired cook with the Marine Atlantic vessels travelling between North Sydney and Newfoundland, and during that time, and with open arms he volunteered to sail aboard a Marine Atlantic Vessel which brought supplies to the Persian Gulf War. He was a member of St. Joseph Church, North Sydney and the Father William B. Kiely Council of the Knights of Columbus.

He was a caring, kind and loving husband, father and friend who had and infectious sense of humour. He will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him. He is survived by his wife, Juanita (Burke) Flynn; his sons, Jerry (Nicole), Nicholas (Janet), James (Heather), Troy (Megan) and Christopher (Krista); his daughters Faith (Craig) and Lynette (Curtis), 11 grandchildren Jordan, Ethan, Ryan, Brandon, Keagan, Nicholas, Damon, Noah, Jaxon, Jordyn and Reese, his sisters Dorothy Neuens, Norfork, Virginia, Hilda Peterson, Lindsay, Ont., Blanche (Frederick) Dacosta, Scarborough, Ont. Also surviving are his nieces and nephews; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law and his best companion, Bandit. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, James Jr., Joseph, Cyril and sister, Mary.

There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at St. Joseph Church, with Rev. Patrick O'Neill officiating. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the IWK Children's Hospital or a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to

HAYWARD, William
The Cape Breton Post, September 1, 2011
Born In: Bonavista, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: August 29th, 2011
It is with broken hearts and profound sadness that we, the family of the late William Joseph George Hayward, announce his passing at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, on Aug. 29, 2011. Born in Bonavista, Nfld., he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hayward of Nfld. He was a resident of MacGillivray Guest Home formerly of Lingan Road. Mr. Hayward was an employee of the Sydney Steel Plant for 40 years retiring in 1982. He also was a member of Winnie Chafe's Fiddlers which he loved to talk about after his love for God. He is survived by wife, the former Lillian Waye; daughter, Eileen Marie MacLeod, Sydney; brother, Maxwell, Ontario and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brother, Seward and an infant son. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, Sept, 1, 2011 in T. W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 2, in Holy Redeemer Church, Rev. Paul Murphy officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Online condolences may be made by visiting

JACKSON, Frederick James
The Cape Breton Post, August 12, 2011
Born In: St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Born On: 15/08/1956
Passed Away In: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed Away On: 10/08/2011
Frederick James Jackson,
54, passed away suddenly into God's arms on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011, at the young age of 54. Fred was born on Aug. 15, 1956, in St. John's, Nfld., the son of the late Fred and Angela (Grouchy) Jackson. Fred Jr., who would have turned 55 on Monday, was a former assistant managing editor at the Telegram in St. John's and former managing editor at the Cape Breton Post in Sydney, N.S. He worked also as a sports reporter with the St. John's Daily News and then moved on to The Telegram. However, his life of journalism would turn around in 1992 when he became the managing editor of the Cape Breton Post in Sydney.

Back in his native Newfoundland, Fred was best known for his involvement in sports. At a very young age he started the Higher Levels Minor Softball League in 1972, winning numerous local, provincial and national championships. In 1991, he was named coach of the year by Softball Canada. His softball teams won five national medals, plus a fourth place finish in the 1989 Canada Summer Games. Fred was recognized for his coaching expertise and his contributions to sport when he was inducted into the Newfoundland and Labrador Sports Hall of Fame in 2005. Freddie, as he was known to many of his friends, also rowed in the annual St. John's Regatta, played soccer and ice hockey. Fred is also a member of the St. John's Softball Hall of Fame and is a recipient of Softball Newfoundland and Labrador's executive of the year.

After moving to Sydney, Fred continued on with his contributions to the community. He was the first chair of the Sydney Academy school advisory committee and served on the committee for several terms. In recognition of his contribution to the school, Fred was made an honorary graduate of Sydney Academy. His interest in community service also saw him function as board member and chair of the Salvation Army advisory board, and board member and chair of the Loaves and Fishes community kitchen. He was past president and member of the board of directors of the Sydney Rotary Club. He also chaired several of their major fund raisers. Recognizing that Fred lived their motto of "Service Above Self," the Rotary Club bestowed upon him the honours of Paul Harris Fellow, and the new district award of True Rotarian.

Fred was very active in church affairs. He was a member of the St. Anthony Daniel parish council, finance committee, men's club and co-chair of the church's fundraising committee. He was also active in the Cursillo Movement, and, as well, chaired the board of the Cape Breton Christian Music Festival Society. Fred was often heard to say that he saw Christ in other people. In both Cape Breton and Newfoundland, he worked endlessly for his family and the people of his community.

Fred is survived by wife, Beatrice (Follett) and daughters, Stephanie (Keith) Gillis, Edmonton, Melissa (Peter) Kozera, and grandchild to be, Jillian, Nicola and Carmen, all of Sydney; mother-in-law, Mary (Norman) Follett and the entire Norman and Follett families of Ship Harbour. Fred also leaves to mourn his brother, Craig (Renee), nephews, Craig Jr. and Tyler, special cousin, Ed Stevenson (Joanne), the Jackson and Grouchy families, all of St. John's; and a large circle of family and friends in both Newfoundland and Cape Breton. He was predeceased by his father-in-law, William Joseph Follett of Ship Harbour, Placentia Bay. Visitation today (Friday, Aug. 12) at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel from 2-9 p.m. Funeral mass to be celebrated on Saturday, Aug. 13 at 2 p.m. at St. Anthony Daniel Church, Sydney, with Rev. Donald MacGillivary officiating. Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Family flowers only. Donations can be made in Fred's memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences to

LILLY, Andrew 'Garland'
The Cape Breton Post, August 13, 2011
Born In: Gaultois, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed Away In: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed Away On: 12/08/2011
Sadly we announce the death of Andrew Garland Lilly, age 73, on Friday, Aug. 12, 2011 at the Northside Community Guest Home, North Sydney, where he had been a resident for the past two and a half years. Garland was a longtime resident of Braemore Home, Sydney River, before being transferred to the Northside Community Guest Home. He was born in Gaultois, Nfld., he was the son of the late Alexander Lilly and Alice (Matchem) (Lilly) Matthews. Following the death of his father, he moved with his mother and sisters to North Sydney in 1958. Garland enjoyed many happy hours with his late stepfather, Ernest Matthews, watching the Newfoundland vessels come and go. Garland is survived by his sisters, Tina and her husband, Walter Jesso, Edmonton and their children, Amy, Esquimalt, B.C., Stephen, Edmonton; Gloria and her husband, Raymond Rolfe, Sydney, their children Tracey (Vince MacGillivary), Emma and Ben, Sydney, and Chris, Halifax; Madelyn and her husband Banks MacLean, North Sydney, their children Brandy (TJ MacGuire), Halifax, Jennifer (Stephen Lilly), San Francisco; stepbrother, Richard Matthews and his wife, Sharon; stepsister, Mary Sheaves (late Eric Sheaves), both of North Sydney; also by many step nieces and nephews. Garland was predeceased by his parents; his stepfather; stepbrother, Ivan Matthews and his wife Sarah; stepbrother, Gordon Matthews and his wife, Ettie. Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. Sunday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney with Rev. Glen Kent officiating. Burial to follow in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Northside Community Guest Home Foundation, 11 Queen St., North Sydney, B2A 1A2. Online condolences may be sent

SWAIN, Eli 'Bill'
The Cape Breton Post, August 31, 2011
Born In: Bell Island, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed in: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: August 30th, 2011
Bill Swain
, 72, of Glace Bay, formerly of Sydney passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, at the Glace Bay General Hospital with his loving wife, Alda at his side. Born in Bell Island, Nfld., he was the son of the late Eli and Effie Swain. Bill retired from the Canadian Air Force after 15 years service, returning to Sydney to work with security at Sydney Steel Corp. He was an avid gardener who enjoyed going to flea markets and meeting people and he made many good friends there. He enjoyed tinkering with old radios in his shed.

Bill is survived by his loving wife, Alda (Leader) Swain; son, William (Brenda) Swain, Sydney; stepchildren, Pam Leader, Kim Leader-O'Leary (Chris), both of Glace Bay and Todd Leader (Alma), Halifax. Bill also leaves behind grandchildren, Ali and Brian Leader, Halifax and Emily O'Leary (Papa's girl); sister, Ellie King, Carbonear; brother, Everett "Ed" (Stella) Swain, Carbonear and sister-in-law, Phyllis Swain, Sudbury, Ont. and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Bill was predeceased by brothers, Thomas, Richard; sisters, Phyllis Dominic, Mary Crewe and Florence King.

Visitation for Bill will take place on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011 from 1-2 p.m. at Newsome United Church followed at 2 p.m. by a funeral service with Rev. Michael Goodfellow officiating. Family flowers only. Memorial donations in memory of Bill made to the Canadian Cancer Society or palliative care would be greatly appreciated. At this time, the family would like to extend a heartfelt "Thank you" to Dr. John Ritter and his staff and to the VON, especially, Debby and Sherri for the wonderful, loving care provided to Bill. Online condolences may be left for the family at:
"You'll meet him as you go through life,
And he'll always shake your hand,
You can count, when you're in trouble,
On the man from Newfoundland."



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