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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
May 2011


BILLARD, Marjorie
Born In: Rose Blanche, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed Away In: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed Away On: 23/05/2011
The Cape Breton Post, May 25, 2011
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our dear mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Marjorie Billard, on Monday, May 23, 2011 at the Northside Community Guest Home, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Rose Blanche, NL., she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Annie (Smith) Collier.

Marjorie was a caring, kind lady who in an unassuming yet profound way touched the lives of many friends and family. Her belief in the goodness of others and always looking on the bright side of life left her with a smile that brightened us all even in her dying hours. Marjorie moved from Newfoundland to North Sydney in 1957 and provided complimentary Bed and Breakfast to all her relatives and friends and any others that might be travelling to and from her native province. She was well known for her delicious cooking and baking. Everybody marveled at her ability to cater a meal to unexpected guests that might arrive at the magic dinner hour.

On Ingraham Street in North Sydney, where she lived for many years before moving to the seniors' complex she was fondly called Aunt Margy by all the neighborhood children. They loved her home-made cookies and she treated each one like family. She worked very hard in her life, overcoming many obstacles, but always made sure that "Jack", the love of her life took priority and was taken care of. For a number of years before his death in 2004 he was able to reciprocate that same dedication to her as she lived with dementia. However in earlier retirement years they both enjoyed many exciting card games and other activities, always together. And together they moved into the Northside Community Guest Home in December 2001. Marjorie has since received all the love and affection from the staff there that she so freely gave to others over the years. Her family wishes to make special acknowledgement of this special gift that never went unnoticed and will always be treasured.

Marjorie was a devoted member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church. In her earlier years she enjoyed the Altar Guild, ACW and other church functions. She is an honorary member of the North Sydney Senior Citizens and Pensioners Club. She is survived by her two sons, Gordon (Joyce) Billard, North Sydney, Jack (Brenda) Billard, Halifax; her two daughters, Nora Marion Lockhart, Florida, Marilyn (Terry) Ivey, North Sydney; her daughter-in-law, Joan MacGean, North Sydney; her brothers, Gerald Collier, Port aux Basques, Nfld., Sandy Collier, Sambro, N.S., Ronald Collier, Rose Blanche, Nfld.; her sisters, Loretta (Leander) Gillard, Sudbury, Ont., Bessie Price, Centralia, Washington; her 12 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her loving husband, John W. Billard; her son, Douglas; two brothers, Wesley, Howard; sisters, Cassie, Joyce, Edna; also by stepbrothers, John Robert, Stanley, Wilson and her step sisters, Mabel, Florence, Annie, Maude and Clara.

Visitation for Marjorie will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Thursday, in St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, with Rev. Fev Arnold, officiating. Burial will follow in Lakeside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. John the Baptist Anglican Church or the Northside Guest Home "Complete the Dream" campaign. Online condolences may be sent to

Born In: Isle aux Morts, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed Away In: Neil's Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed Away On: 28/05/2011
The Cape Breton Post, May 31, 2011
It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden unexpected passing of Wendell Lillington on May 28, 2011, in the Northside General Hospital with family members by his side. Born in Isle aux Morts, Nfld., he was a son of the late Joshua and Sarah (Harvey) Lillington. Wendell was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Wendell served over seas in the Second World War, as a gunner, mainly in England and Holland. After returning from overseas he worked in Ontario on the lake boats for many years before returning to Neil's Harbour where he worked as a laborer until his retirement. Wendell lived the past two and a half years in the Harbour View Hospital DVA unit in Sydney Mines. Wendell was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #86 as well as the St. Andrews Anglican Church in Neil's Harbour. He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Edgar and George; sisters, Jenny, Alice, Gertrude, Elizabeth and Sarah 'Neil'. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 1, 2011, in St. Andrews Church, Neil's Harbour, Rev. Warren Huestis will officiate. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Andrews Church, Neil's Harbour or the Harbour View Hospital, Sydney Mines. Online condolences may be made by visiting

Born In: Newfoundland, Canada
Passed Away In: Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed Away On: 07/05/2011
The Cape Breton Post, May 10, 2011
Russell Mansfield
, 92, a former longtime resident of Whitney Pier, was called to his heavenly home Saturday, May 7, 2011, at the Glace Bay Hospital, with his loving daughters and a great caretaker by his side. Born in Newfoundland, he was the son of the late Archibald and Susan (Travis) Mansfield. Serving overseas in Italy with the Cape Breton Highlanders during the Second World War, Russell was a proud life member of the Royal Canadian Legion branch 128, Whitney Pier, and Salvation Army, Sydney. He enjoyed 31 years of retirement, after leaving the coke ovens department at Sydney Steel.

He is survived by his daughters, Phyllis (Wayne) Bennett, Sydney, Rosie (Emilien) Theriault, Halifax, Bonnitta (Frank) Corbett, Sydney, Judy (Wes) Nichols, Sydney, and Kathy Hindy, Newfoundland; sister, Dorothy Downey; brother, Heber; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Besides his parents, Russell was predeceased by his wife, Freda, sister, Annie and brothers, Chess and George. Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 11 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Sydney Memorial Chapel. Funeral service will take place Thursday, 11 a.m. at the Salvation Army Sydney Community Church with Capt. Vega officiating. Interment in Eastmount Cemetery, followed by a reception at the Pier legion. Memorials may be made to the Cape Breton Veterans Hospital Comfort Fund. Condolences may be sent to the family at
"They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old,
Age shall not weary them nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We Will Remember Them."

McPHERSON, Genevieve 'Jen' (Oliver)
Born In: Conception Bay, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed Away In: New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed Away On: 22/05/2011
The Cape Breton Post, May 24, 2011
It is with broken hearts the family announces the passing of their mother on May 22, 2011, at home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Conception Bay, N.L., she was the daughter of the late Bernard and Anna (Doyle) Oliver. Jen was one-in-a-million to her cherished children and friends. She was a member of the New Waterford Pensioners Club, had a passion for dancing, her door was always open for anyone to come in and have tea, and most of all, her famous apple pie, not to mention the many neighbourhood children who were treated like one of her own. She is survived by sons, Blair (Sharon), Bernard (Willena), Timmy (Judy), Wilfred Jr. (Donna), Gussie (Cathy), Brian (Rose) and Blaise; daughters, Patricia (Sandy) White, Fray (Ray) Hogan, Alanna Snook, Clorene, Shannan MacDonald (Richard) and Charlene (Alex); sisters, Margie Rose and Josephine Marsh; 26 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Jen was also predeceased by her husband, Wilfred 'Biff' McPherson, daughter, Marlene Jewer, brothers, Peter, Gussie, Nipper, Bunny and Will 'O', grandson, Shawn Jewer and son-in-law, George Snook. Visitation for Jen will take place Tuesday, May 24 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and a funeral mass to celebrate her life will be held Wednesday, May 25 at 10 a.m. in the Parish of St. Leonard's, Mount Carmel Avenue, with Rev. Damian MacPherson and Rev. Albert MacPherson officiating. Burial in Mount Carmel Cemetery. Luncheon to follow at the KOC, Plummer Avenue. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Palliative Care Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital or the VON. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, 862-7500. To send on-line condolences to the family go to

MOORE, Merna May
Born In: Newfoundland, Canada
Passed Away In: Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed Away On: 31/05/2011
The Cape Breton Post, June 1, 2011
It is with heavy hearts that we the family announce the passing of Merna May Moore at the Celtic Court Nursing Home on Tuesday, May 31, 2011. Born in Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late Wilfred and Louise (Chant) Templeman both of Bonavista, N.L. She loved listening to Newfoundland music and being surrounded by her loving family. Merna is survived by her loving husband, John; daughters, Donna Barter and Effie-May (Neil) MacLeod; sisters, Elsie (David) Penney; brothers, Lloyd (Donna) Templeman and Hedley (Stella) Templeman; four grandchildren, John Edward, Nicholas, Kayla and Cole; six great-grandchildren, Blair, Brandy, Justin, Jerret, Chase and Cameron. She will also be missed by her nephew, Johnny (Dianne) Templeman. As well as her parents, she was predeceased by her son, John-Robert Moore in infancy, sister, Margaret (Fred) House, and brother, Howard Templeman. Visitation will take place Thursday, June 2 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m at St. Bartholomew's Church, Lousibourg. Funeral service will be held Friday, June 3 at 2 p.m. at St. Bartholomew's Church with Rev. Glen Kent officiating. Interment to follow in St. Bartholomew's Cemetery, Louisbourg. Online condolences may be sent to our web page at

PEMBROKE, Elizabeth 'Betty'
Passed Away In: Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed Away On: 12/05/2011
The Cape Breton Post, May 14, 2011

Elizabeth 'Betty' passed peacefully away in the presence of her loving family at the Carbonear General Hospital on Thursday, May 12, 2011, Elizabeth 'Betty' Pembroke of Harbour Grace, age 62 years. Born in Harbour Grace in 1949, Betty began her working career as a teacher in the secondary school system. But her real passion was the field of adult education; something that she excelled at and took great joy in. As the wife of an RCMP officer, she lived in many different places on the island, in Labrador, and in Ingonish, Cape Breton, touching the lives of many people in each of these localities. She and her loving husband Pat retired in Harbour Grace surrounded by her family that she loved so dearly.

Predeceased by first husband: Doug Hill; father: William Haire. Leaving to mourn, husband, Pat; two sons, Christopher (Vivian), Corner Brook and Corey (Catherine), Toronto; four grandchildren, Joshua, Sarah, Rylan and Gabriel; mother, Mary Haire, Harbour Grace; four brothers, Patrick (Jean) Haire, Harbour Grace, Greg (Debbie) Haire, Harbour Grace South, William (Joanne) Haire, Ajax, Ont. and Steve (Michelle), Riverhead, Harbour Grace; three sisters, Alice (Jim) Parmiter and Florence Haire-Sutton, both of Harbour Grace and Marion Haire, Ajax, Ont.; also a large number of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Resting at Noel's Funeral Home, Harvey Street, Harbour Grace. Funeral mass to take place on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Riverhead, Harbour Grace. Cremation to follow. A private family inurnment to take place in the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Harbour Grace. As an expression of sympathy, flowers gratefully accepted or donations in her memory may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Visitation hours at Noel's Funeral Home were held Friday 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon, 2 to 5 p.m., 7 to 9:30 p.m. For additional information please call Noel's Funeral Home at 596-5750 or visit to sign the memorial guest book.



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