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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
October 2011


BRADLEY, Kevin Donald
The Cape Breton Post, October 11, 2011
Born In: Bonavista, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: October 9th, 2011
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Kevin Bradley announce his passing on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, at the Palliative Care Unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Bonavista, Newfoundland, he was the son of the late Donald and Florence (Sheppard) Bradley. Kevin was an engineer and a train conductor for Devco for over 23 years. He enjoyed the company of his family, especially his sons, Donnie and Steven; and special friend, Kathy Peddle. Besides his sons, Kevin is survived by sisters, Maxine (Harry) Mercer, Jan Bradley; and brothers, Randy (Barb), Dean (Tina) and Paul (Jennifer). Cremation has taken place. Upon the family's request, there will be no visitation or funeral service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Palliative Care unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Online condolences may be made at our web page at

CARTER, Edith (Fudge)
The Cape Breton Post, October 14, 2011
Born In: Francois, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed in: Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: October 13th, 2011
Today a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great–grandmother and friend, Edith passed away. Words cannot expressed our grief at the time but mom's devotion and strength will continue to help us mend our broken hearts. Born in Francois, Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late Ben and Roseanna (Dollimount) Fudge.

Mom was a long-standing member of the ACW at St. Bartholomew's Church, Louisbourg. She loved her family first and foremost but was a great friend and confidante to many. While Edith's home was in Louisbourg, her heart always lingered in Newfoundland. Edith is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Leo Carter Sr.; her children, Gladys (John) Manasco, Alabama, Leo Jr. (Sharon), Gary (Elaine), Tommy (Louise), Lorraine all of Louisbourg; her sister, Caroline (Don) MacIntyre, Hills Rd.; brother, Benny (Dora) Fudge, Louisbourg and aunts, Marie Fudge and Winnie Barter whom she considered a sister, both of Louisbourg. Edith will also be great missed by her grandchildren, Philip (Brandi), Larry, Sheila, Jonathon Monasco, Laurie (John) Goyetche, Jennifer Carter (Tyler), Deanna (Adam) Whynott, Craig (Natalie) Carter, Melanie Carter (Jeff) , Leigh Ann Carter (Sean), Mitchell Carter, as well as her great grandchildren, Jaden, Kayla, Emma, Bria and Tanner, along with many nieces and nephews, whom she loved dearly. Besides her parents, Edith was predeceased her brothers, Wallace in infancy, Harold (Rita) Fudge; her three uncles, whom she considered her brothers, George Barter, Sam (Minnie) Dollimount, Nathan Fudge.

Visitation will be held (today) Friday October 14, 2011 at St. Bartholomew's Church, Louisbourg, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will take place 2 p.m. Saturday Oct. 15, 2011 at St. Bartholomew's Church with Rev. Laura McCue officiating. Interment to follow in church cemetery Donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit, CBRH in mom's memory. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at

The Cape Breton Post, October 13, 2011
Born In: Grand Falls, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: October 12th, 2011
It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of a wonderful man, Reginald William Colbourne, 86, of Cherry Street, Sydney. He passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, at the Northside General Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Grand Falls, Nfld. in 1925, he was the son of the late William Reginald and Florence (Graham) Colbourne. He moved to Sydney in 1942 at the age of 17 and took a job at the former Sydney Steel Plant, where he worked for 38 years.

"Reg" was a devoted father and grandfather and loved being surrounded by his family. Reg is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Mary (nee Brewer) and eight sons, Reggie, David (Marlene), Lawrence (Lorraine), Stephen (Doreen), Robert (Danette), Bradley (Karen), Rodney (Donna), Billy (Dale) and three daughters, Marie Colbourne Neaves, Brenda Walsh, Nancy (Robert Antle); as well as, 25 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Reg is also survived by a sister, Marg Pierre and a special brother-in-law, John Brewer and his family. Besides his parents, Reg was predeceased by his brothers, Raymond, James, Samuel, sisters, Nelly and Bride and special sister-in-law, Cecilia Brewer.

A special thank you to Dr. Paul Murphy for your continuing care over the past years. We wish to extend a very special thank you to Dr. Mary Hutchinson and the staff of MacEachern Place at the Northside Community Guest Home. You showed such compassion and kindness to our dad over the last year and we are forever grateful to you. Thank you to Dr. Bernie McIntosh and the staff of the 4th floor of the Northside General Hospital for making dad's last days as comfortable as possible. A funeral mass will be held at St. Theresa Church on Saturday, 10 a.m. with Rev. James Oliver officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Northside Community Guest Home (MacEachern Place), Cape Breton Alzheimer's Society or a charity of your choice.
"God took you in his loving arms
He saw you needed rest
His garden must be beautiful
He only takes the best!"

Condolences may be sent to the family at or email

The Cape Breton Post, October 20, 2011
Born In: Rose Blanche, Newfoundland, Canada
Born: August 9th, 1917
Passed in: Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
Passed on: October 17th, 2011
Annie Parsons
passed away peacefully at Stirling Heights Long Term Care on Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, in her 95th year. It is with deep sadness that we the family announce the peaceful passing of Annie Parsons, a loving wife, mother, sister and aunt. Born in Rose Blanche, FL, on Sept. 9, 1917, Annie was the daughter of the late George and Amelia (Burton) LeMoine. Annie is survived by a brother Rodney and sister Adelaide in Nova Scotia. She was predeceased by her husband Clarence Melvin Parsons and a son Melvin (Butch) Parsons. She was also predeceased by her parents, a brother James and sister Mae Matchem. Annie was a devoted member of Calvary Pentecostal Church, Cambridge. The family will receive friends at Coutts Funeral Home, 96 St. Andrews St., Cambridge on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2011, from 2-4 p.m. A Memorial service will be held at Stirling Heights Long Term Care, 200 Stirling MacGregor Dr., Cambridge, on Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, at 2 p.m. Interment Parklawn Cemetery.

REID, Mary Elizabeth 'Mamie'
The Cape Breton Post, October 11, 2011
Born In: St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed in: New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: October 7th, 2011
Mary 'Mamie' Reid,
age 69, of Park Street, New Waterford, daughter of the late James and Effie (Spurell) Tilley, wife of Russell 'Sovie' Reid, passed away Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Mamie was born in St. John's, Newfoundland. In her younger years, she worked in Toronto at the Dominion Store. For many years she was a member of the former St. Agnes parish. Mamie loved cooking, baking, bingo and going for long rides in the country with her loving husband. She had a glowing personality and great sense of humour. Mamie was also an excellent storyteller, singer and a lover of music. She could always be heard at gatherings, singing her favourite tunes.

Mamie was more than just a mother, grandmother, aunt, great-grandmother, wife, she was an angel in all of our eyes and will always remain in our hearts and memories forever. Besides her loving husband, Russell Patrick 'Sovie' Reid, Mamie is survived by three daughters, Debbie Reid, Alice O'Brien, Donna Carrigan; two sons, Russell, Cecil; daughter-in-law, Dawn Jollie; sons-in-law, Wayne Carrigan, James O'Brien and Donnie Brown. Mamie is also survived by three sisters, Joan, Josie, Doris; seven grandchildren, Kenny, Daniel, Travis Carrigan, Jordan, Johnny, Judith Reid, Kyle O'Brien and five great-grandchildren, Hannah MacLeod, Alexandria Piercey, Chloe, Natalie and Darien Carrigan. Left to mourn her passing are several, nieces, nephews; and very close friends, Anita Digero and Doreen Bursey. Mamie was predeceased by four children in infancy, Russell, Joseph, Thomas, Rita, four brothers, Alex, Tom, Alphonse, Joseph, three sisters, Marg, Teresa, Kay and her stepfather, Fred Brow.

The visitation is Tuesday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford with the funeral mass being celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Leonard's Church, Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy for Mamie, memorial donations in her memory may be made to the Nova Scotia Heart & Stroke Foundation. Online condolences to the family can be expressed at

The Cape Breton Post, October 24, 2011
Born In: Millville, Codroy Valley, Newfoundland, Canada
Born: January 31st, 1921
Passed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: October 21st, 2011
It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of our mother, Mary Emma Sampson at the Cove Guest Home on Friday, Oct. 21, 2011. Born on Jan. 31, 1921, in Millville, Codroy Valley, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Mary (Ryan) Smith. Mary worked at the Sydney City Hospital for 30 years in the Dietary Department. She enjoyed playing bingo and scat with her friends for many years. Surviving are her son, Ernie (Colleen); daughters, Mary Kay MacVicar and Marion Lawson (Mike), Sydney; brother, John Joe (Lisa), Fredericton, N.B.; stepsister, Gertrude (John) Nugent; stepbrothers, Mike (Debbie) Smith and Art (Beverly) Smith, New Waterford and Ernest (Patricia), Calgary; nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Leonard (Peg) Sampson; son, Ronnie Sampson; stepmother, Mary (Kelly) Smith; sister, Mildred Ann Stevens; brother, Patrick Smith; stepbrother, Tom Smith; grandsons, Shawn Sampson and Jamie MacVicar; son-in-law, Angus MacVicar; and daughter-in-law, Ruthie Sampson. There will be no visitation. A funeral mass will take place at Holy Redeemer Church on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at 11 a.m, with Rev. Paul Murphy officiating. Interment in New Calvary Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer Society, Holy Redeemer Building Fund or a charity of choice. A heartfelt thank you is extended to the staff of the Cove Guest Home for all the care given to our mother. Condolences may be sent to the family at or e-mail

The Cape Breton Post, October 18, 2011
Born In: Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed in: Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed on: October 14th, 2011
Robert Sheppard
, 65, of 35 Poplar Lane, Eskasoni, formerly of Corner Brook, N.L., passed away Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, in Newfoundland. Born in Corner Brook, he was the son of Mr. Hubert Sheppard of Corner Brook and the late Joan (Butler) Sheppard. He was a member of Holy Family parish, Eskasoni, and an adherent of the Church of England. A carpenter by trade, Robert had a passion for boat building. He was an avid outdoors enthusiast who worked as a guide in the 60s and 70s in Newfoundland. He was a strong supporter of the parish having built the steeple and renovated the church.

He is survived by his wife, Harriet Denny-Sheppard; sons, Robert Sheppard Jr., St. John's, N.L., Brian Sheppard, Dartmouth, Robin Denny, Colin Denny, Blair Denny, all of Eskasoni; daughters, Tracey (Warren) Pye, Jacqueline Sheppard, both of Corner Brook; Wendy Sheppard-Picco (Paul), Calgary; nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild; brother, Carl (Linda) Sheppard, Corner Brook; and sisters, Roslyn (Melvin) Mercer, Sylvia (Harvey) Hawkins, Lillian Hann (Monty Allen), all of Corner Brook. Visitation for Mr. Sheppard will take place Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, after 7 p.m. at the family residence, 35 Poplar Lane, Eskasoni. Funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family Church with Rev. Martin MacDougall officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery. Online condolences to



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