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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
March 2011


ASHE, Elizabeth 'Bessie' Ferneyhough
Born In: Harbour Breton, Newfoundland, Canada
Born On: 13/02/1916
Passed Away In: Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed Away On: 16/03/2011
The Cape Breton Post, March 17, 2011

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of a remarkable mother, grandmother and great grandmother on March 16, 2011 at the Cove Guest Home after a brief illness. Born on Feb. 13,1916 in Harbor Breton, Nfld., Bessie was the daughter of the late Noami and Thomas Bungay.

Mom was a woman who had deep faith in her God and was a devoted member of the Salvation Army Corps in Glace Bay. She worked diligently for the corps, always active in the Home League donating her beautiful crochet and knitted handiwork as well as cooking in the kitchen for the annual church suppers. Bessie will always be remembered as a genuine lady with a gentleness of spirit, love of family and friends, undying faith and quick wit.

She was predeceased by her parents, husbands, Sydney Ferneyhough and George Ashe. She was also predeceased by her sister, Beatrice Porter; brothers, Bill and Max Bungay and stepson, Fred Ferneyhough. Left to mourn are sister, Evelyn Moffitt, Mass.; daughters, Doreen (Frank) Lanigan, Dartmouth, Elaine (Jack) MacQueen, Glace Bay; sons, Wayne (Judy) Ferneyhough, Dartmouth, Bill Ferneyhough, Taigh na Mara, Glace Bay; stepdaughters, Corrine Shea, London, Ontario, Carolyn (Sheldon) MacDonald, Glace Bay, Agnes (Darien) Ingraham, New Brunswick; stepsons, Ross Ferneyhough, Woodstock, Ont., Cecil (Sally) Ferneyhough, Brockville, Ont., Hughie Ashe, Mira, George (Violet) Ashe, Beaverbank, N.S.; daughter-in-law, Joyce Ferneyhough, N.B.; granddaughters, Kim (Alan) Murnaghan, Kori (Peter) Miller, Jennifer (Jason) MacQueen; grandsons, Kurt (Andrea) Lanigan, Ken Ferneyhough; great-granddaughters, Amanda, Sarah, Hannah; great-grandsons, Aiden and Ryan; step-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and a special friend, Rose Sollazzo, with whom she shared her room at the Cove.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Visitation will be held on Friday, March 18, 2011 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with funeral service to be held on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 2 p.m. at the Salvation Army Citadel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army or to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be left for the family at
"Always a smile, instead of a frown,
Always a hand, when one is down,
Always true, thoughtful and kind,
Wonderful memories she left behind."

CONWAY, Muriel Jane
Born In: Grand Falls, Newfoundland, Canada
Born On: 12/05/1934
Passed Away In: Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed Away On: 12/03/2011
The Cape Breton Post, March 14, 2011

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Muriel Jane Conway, 76, a resident of Cornwall Street, North Sydney, on Saturday, March 12, 2011, at home, surrounded by her loving family after a battle with cancer. Born in Grand Falls, N.L, May 12, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Angus and Ella (Angel) March.

Muriel was a loving and devoted wife and mother. She enjoyed working with crafts, playing cards, bingo, music, dancing, playing the harmonica and accordion, as well as her pets, Rocky and Pebbles. Muriel opened her home and heart to many of her children's friends. She made them feel as if it was their home, and they loved her for this. Muriel will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Muriel is survived by her daughters, Diane (Harry) Healey, Sydney Mines, Jeanette Conway, North Sydney; son, Paul (Linda) Conway, Mount Uniacke; sisters, Sarah Burke, Montreal, Madeline March, North Sydney. She will be lovingly remembered by her precious grandchildren, Vicky, Jennifer, Amy, Jessica, Susan, Jacqueline, David, Deanna, Joel; her seven great-grandchildren, as well as dozens of nieces and nephews. Muriel was predeceased by her loving husband of 48 years, David Hudson Conway, a son, Roy Conway, brothers, Frank and Walter March. Special thanks to Muriel's good friend and companion Debbie.

Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Monday, in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Muriel will then be transferred to R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow, with visitation beginning at 1 p.m. Tuesday, followed by her funeral service at 2 p.m., from the funeral home chapel. Burial to take place at a later date in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Online condolences may be sent to

KNOTT, Edith
Born in: Bonavista, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed away in: Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away on: 07/03/2011
The Cape Breton Post, March 8, 2011
Edith May Knott
, 80, a resident of Harbourstone Enhanced Care, Sydney, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Monday, March 7, 2011. Born in Bonavista, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Chesley and Ella (Tremblett) Templeman. Edith was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend who loved to cook, play cards and dance, while enjoying Newfoundland music. She was a member of Church of Christ the King, formerly, Christ Church, Sydney.

Surviving are her daughters, Lynn Knott (Graham Quinn), Sydney, their children, Christopher Knott, and Alicia (James) Berrette and their son, Joshua, Tammy, Jennifer and Holly; Deborah (Michael) Poirier, Bedford and their children, Stephanie (Daniel) MacDonald and Nicole; Cathy (Leslie) MacKeigan, Moncton and their children, Kirk (Brittany) and Katelyn; son, Randy (Linda), Bedford and their son, John Randall. Edith was predeceased by the love of her life, her husband, Randall, sisters, Nettie Crewe and Laura Belle (in infancy), brother, Walter and lifelong friend, Margie Sophocleous. No visitation by request. A private family funeral service and interment will take place at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or a charity of one's choice. Special thanks to the caring staff at Harbourstone Enhanced Care. Condolences may be sent to the family at

PARSONS, Gordon Merley
Born In: Newfoundland, Canada
Born On: 11/01/1923
Passed Away In: Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed Away On: 16/03/2011
The Cape Breton Post, March 17, 2011

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Gordon Parsons of Glace Bay. Gordon passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital with his loving family by his side. Born Jan. 11, 1923, in Rose Blanche, N.L., he was the son of the late John Albert and Annie (Strickland) Parsons. For the greater part of his life, he was a resident of the town, a member of St. Anne's Church and a proud member of the Merchant Marines. In his earlier years Gordon fished on dragger boats out of Newfoundland, Louisbourg, Glace Bay and later worked in the fish processing plants for Highland and Clearwater Fisheries. He was a very quiet and soft-spoken family man who will be remembered for his sense of humour and his quick wit. In his spare time, Gordon enjoyed doing yard work and making to scale replicas of 'Newfoundland Boats' to give to family and friends.

He will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 49 years, Susan (MacDonald) Parsons; daughter, Margaret Ann (Andrew) MacDonald, Glace Bay; son, Duncan, at home; granddaughter, Nicole Parsons, Sydney; brothers, William (Anne), John (Mabel), Austin (Anne), all of Newfoundland, and Ron, Glace Bay; sisters, Susie (Hubert), Annie Mae (George), Milita, all of Newfoundland; nieces, nephews and friends. Besides his parents he was also predeceased by brothers, Clyde and Wilfred.

In honoring Gordon's wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral mass. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A private family interment with graveside prayers lead by Fr. Leo Boone, will be in St. Anne's Cemetery at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations in Gordon's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice. Online condolences to the family can be expressed at

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



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