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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
December 2011


The Cape Breton Post, December 7, 2011
Born In: Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, Canada
Born: May 3rd, 1913
Passed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: December 6th, 2011
It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that we announce the death of the matriarch of our family, Susan Gushue. Mom died as she lived, with grace and dignity on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011 in her 98th year, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, with her children by her side.

Born in Harbour Grace Nfld. on May 3, 1913, she was the eldest child of the late George and Wilamena (French) Nichols. Widowed at 48, mom worked tirelessly to raise her 11 children, depending on her strong faith to guide her. Mom was a lady who always looked out for others. She was strong willed, quick witted and had a tremendous sense of humour. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Left to mourn are her eight children, Connie (Eric) LeGresley, Mississauga, Violet Clarke, Kingston, Hazel (Ron) Desrosiers, Kingston, Susan Ongo, Barbara (Sam) Carter, Terry (Annie), Patricia Neville (Dave MacKindrick), Deborah (Gary) Gallivan, all of Sydney. Also left to mourn are her 27 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She also leaves behind her sisters, 'Babe' Hollahan, Sydney; Elizabeth Creber and Nellie Ellis, both of Ontario; two sisters-in-law, Vera and Vicki Nichols and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Jack Gushue; her daughters, Mary and Colleen and twin boys, Peter and Paul at birth. She was also predeceased by her grandson, Jack Jr., four brothers, Jerry, Wesley, Charles and Walter and her sisters, Edna, Viola, Kay, Dot and Hazel.

There will be no visitation for the late Mrs. Gushue. A funeral mass to celebrate her life will be held at Holy Redeemer Church on Friday, Dec. 9 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Paul Murphy officiating. A reception will be held in the church basement following the service. The family would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff of the MacGillivary Guest Home for their professional care. Mom loved living and being cared for by the staff who she considered her second family. A special thank you to Fr. Michael Rankin and Fr. Bill Roach, her spiritual advisors. Online condolences to
"Eternal rest grant onto her O Lord and let the perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and the souls of all the faithfully departed rest in peace."
The Cape Breton Post, December 8, 2011
Susan Gushue
- Sydney - The late Susan Gushue was also predeceased by her son, Jack Gushue.

MacDONALD, Marjorie Emma
The Cape Breton Post, December 12, 2011
Born In: Jersey Harbour, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed in: Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: December 9th, 2011

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Marjorie MacDonald on Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Born in Jersey Harbour, N.L., she was the daughter of the late William and Alice (Moore) Skinner. Marjorie worked as a librarian at the Louisbourg Library until her retirement. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her, especially her card game buddies. Marjorie is survived by sons, Jeff, Lousibourg, Barry (Kathy), Tantallon, Cecil (Kelly), Truro; daughter, Alice Marie (George) Horne, Albert Bridge; daughter-in-law, Thelma, Sydney; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Sheila (Tom) Fudge, Lousibourg; sister-in-law, Eileen; her aunt, Emma Bartlett, Louisbourg; as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Marjorie was predeceased by her first husband, Cecil Vallis, her second husband, John MacDonald, brother, Carl, daughter, Barbara, and a son in infancy. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, at First United Church in Louisbourg, with committal prayers afterwards. Donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. The family would like to give a special thanks to the doctors and nurses on the third floor ICU. Online condolences may be made on our web page at

McISAAC, Augustine 'Gus'
The Cape Breton Post, December 20, 2011
Born In: Codroy Valley, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed in: New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: December 19th, 2011

With broken hearts, we the family, announce the death of our loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Augustine 'Gus' McIsaac. Gus passed away Monday, Dec. 19, 2011, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Codroy Valley, N.L., he was the son of the late John and Alice (Carter) McIsaac. He was a member of St. Leonard parish, New Waterford. Gus worked in the coal mines for many years and later on security for Devco. He loved the outdoors - especially his many years camping in Lake Ainslie. He loved to hunt and fish.

Gus was above all a true family man who loved to be surrounded by his family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Gussie is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Margaret (MacDonald); his son, Ronnie (Debbie), Bedford, N.S.; and his daughter, Patsy (Paul MacDonald), New Waterford. He will be forever missed by his grandchildren, Paula (Greg) Morrison, Ronalda (Jeff) Stapleton, Bernie MacDonald, Christena, Ian and Elizabeth McIsaac. His precious great-grandchildren, Maggie, Michael, Maria, Kate and Claire also mourn the passing of 'Gussie'. He is also survived by his sister, Annie, Ohio. Gus was predeceased by his parents, brothers, Walter and Billy, sisters, Margaret, Katherine, Georgina and Shirley.

There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. A funeral mass of celebration will be held at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday), Dec. 21 in the Parish Church of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Avenue, with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery with a luncheon to follow at the KOC Hall, Plummer Avenue, New Waterford. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the An Cala palliative care unit at the regional hospital in Sydney, N.S. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at

SLADE, Leslie
The Cape Breton Post, December 15, 2011
Born In: Salmon Cove, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed in: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: December 14th, 2011
Leslie Harrington Slade
of Ferguson Drive, Sydney, passed away at the Northside Community Guest Home on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011. Born in Salmon Cove, Nfld., he was the son of the late Elijah and Martha Slade. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy (Peach); son, Bruce; sister, Lilly Butt. Leslie was predeceased by his daughter, Corinne, son (in infancy), brothers, Ed, Walter and Absolem. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at the Northside Community Guest Home on Friday, 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Stephen Mills officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Cape Breton Regional Hospital (3B), Northside Community Guest Home or Muscular Dystrophy Association. Condolences may be sent to the family at or email



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