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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
September 2011

 

BAGGS, Hannah
The Cape Breton Post, September 21, 2011
Born In: Fox Island, Newfoundland, Canada
Born: August 29th, 1918
Passed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: September 19th, 2011
Hannah Frances (Hayman) Baggs
peacefully left a life well lived on Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, at the Cove Guest Home in Sydney. Born in Fox Island, Nfld., on Aug. 29, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Grace Hayman. She was a member of Trinity Anglican Church, Sydney Mines

In 1942, Hannah immigrated to Nova Scotia and resided in the Halifax/Dartmouth area until coming to Cape Breton in 1974. As a young woman, she was employed in the Halifax area during the war, and later worked in retail in Dartmouth. She is survived by her only daughter, Wanda (Don) Shepherd, Sydney Mines; two loving grandchildren, Greg (Margaret), California, and Catherine (Rob), North Sydney and one very special great-grandson, Samuel, California. She is also survived by sisters, Amelia and Hilda, both of Newfoundland and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her loving husband, James; sisters, Bertha, Olive and Rose and brothers, Benjamin and Samuel.

Visitation for Hannah Frances Baggs will be held in the J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of her life will be held in Trinity Anglican Church, Sydney Mines, on Friday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Peter Rafuse officiating. A reception will be held in Grandy Hall after the service. The burial will take place in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney, following the reception. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity Anglican Church Building Fund, or a charity of one's choice. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca


BENNETT, Martha Lorraine
The Cape Breton Post, September 26, 2011
Born In: Old Perlican, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed in: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: September 24th, 2011
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, Martha Bennett. Martha died peacefully Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at the Northside General Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Old Perlican, N.L., she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Janet (Button) Hopkins.

Martha was a member of St. Matthew Wesley United Church and a former member of the Ruth unit of the UCW. Martha was an avid gardener, winning many ribbons over the years for her lovely roses, and was a valued member of the North Sydney Garden Club. She was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed cooking wonderful meals for her family. She was an independent and active lady and was proud to be able to care for herself and remain in her own home.

Martha was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by her daughter, Gloria Bennett, North Sydney; her sons, William (Roseanne) Bennett , Big Bras d'Or and David (Linda) Bennett, North Sydney; her grandchildren, Tanya Bennett, Barrie, Ont., David Bennett and Donald (Cheryl) Bennett, both of North Sydney, Gloria (Troy) Chiasson, Oromocto, N.B.; her great-grandson, Owen Chiasson; as well as many nieces and nephews. Martha was predeceased by her husband, William T. Bennett, a sister, Blanche Francis, brothers, George, Harvey and Walter, her grandson, William E. Bennett. Visitation for Martha will be 7-9 p.m. Monday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, at St. Matthew Wesley United Church, Rev. David Luker, officiating. Memorial donations may be made to St. Matthew Wesley United Church. Burial will follow in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com


CULL, James Robert 'Jim James'
Born In: St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: September 16th, 2011

It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of James Cull on Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family and friends. Born in St. Johns, N.L., he was the son of the late James and Audrey (Floyd) Cull. James enjoyed life to the fullest. He loved music, nature and the outdoors. He enjoyed taking pictures of all things that surrounded him. He was a great cook and friend. Up until Jim James' illness his was employeed at Kenny Pizza and most recently Membertou Kiju's Deli.

James is survived by his partner and best friend, Connie Osborne; her children, Brendan Paul, Annette Cremo (Tim) and Eldon Matthews; sisters, Elizabeth Watton (Max), St. John's, N.L. Cathy Walsh, Cornwall, Ont., Christine Cull, British Columbia, Roseanne Wade, Kingston, Ont.; mother-in-law, Viola Paul; sisters-in-law, JoJo (Gordie), Emily, Shirley, Gloria, MaeMae, Lois (David); brothers-in-law, Jim Bob, Ike Paul (Elizabeth), Jip; extended family and best friends, Shawn O'leary (Peggy), Mary Jane Harris, Craig Farmer, Debbie DiPinto, Rick Oxley and Dr. Chris Milburn; as well as his faithful companion, J.B. Sincerest thank you to palliative care nurses, doctors and VON team, and to special nurse Christine Jollymore. Visitation for James began at 36 Gallagher St., Membertou on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, after 7 p.m. and will continue until funeral mass at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, at St. Anthony Daniel Church, with Fr. Donald MacGillivary officiating. Cremation to follow. Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com


GREEN, Lewis
The Cape Breton Post, September 7, 2011
Born In: English Harbour West, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed in: Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Passed on: September 5th, 2011
It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Lewis Green, CD2, Chief Warrant Officier, retired, of Summerside, P.E.I., on Monday, Sept. 5, 2011, at the Prince County Hospital, Summerside, surrounded by his loving family. Born in English Harbour West, NL, he was a son of the late John and Esther (Barnes) Green. Lewis joined the RCAF in 1952 and retired from the Canadian Armed Forces in 1987 after 35 years of dedicated service. Loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he is survived by his children, Barbara (Jim) McCunn, Dartmouth, Linda (Mike) Murray, Winnipeg, Cynthia Green (Chuck Landry), Summerside, Steven Green (Carol Gibbs), Tavistock, Ont.; grandchildren, Heather (Kyle), Cathey (James), Stephannie (Jason), Allison (Warren), Luke and Josh, great-granddaughters, Hannah, McKinna, Emily and Rebecca; his brother, Ronald (Lorraine) Green, North Sydney; his sister, Ella Methvin, Auburndale, Fla. Lewis was predeceased by his wife, Jean (Gillard) Green, brothers, Angus, Tom and Roy Green and his sister, Frances Green. No visitation by request. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney, with Rev. Gloria McClure-Fraser officiating. Burial to follow at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Prince County Hospital Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com


HARDY, Lydia Jane (Tibbo)
The Cape Breton Post, September 12, 2011
Born In: Harbour Breton, Newfoundland, Canada
Born: November 1st, 1921
Passed in: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: September 8th, 2011

It is with great sorrow, that we the family, announce the peaceful passing of our mother Lydia Jane Hardy, 89, at Kimberly Hall, Irish Cove section, in Harbourstone Enhanced Care, Kenwood Drive, Sydney, on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, surrounded by her loved ones. Born Nov. 1, 1921, in Harbour Breton, N.L., she was the daughter of the late Phillip and Elsie (Day) Tibbo.

Lydia's faith was very important to her. She was a faithful member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney. Over the years she served on many church organizations and was a lifetime member of the ACW. Lydia is survived by her sons, John (Florence) Hardy, Little Bras d'Or, Keith (Barbra) Hardy, Westmount; five grandchildren, Julie, Darren, Laura Lee, Jennifer and Stephanie; also great-grandchildren, Clare, Ella, Kara, Dylan, Lily, Hali-Rose and Mallory; brothers, William (Juanita) Tibbo, Gander, N.L., Rev. Canon Wilson (Lillian) Tibbo, Conception Bay, N.L.; sister, Bernice (Robert) Hillard, Conception Bay, N.L.; also sisters-in-law, Margaret Tibbo, Harbour Breton, N.L.; and Shirley Tibbo, Quispamsis, N.B. Lydia was predeceased by her husband, Jack Hardy and a daughter in infancy, also brothers, Thomas, Roy, Basil and Alexander Tibbo. No visitation by request. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, with Rev. Gloria-McClure Fraser officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com


KEEPING, Evelyn
The Cape Breton Post, September 30, 2011
Born In: Harbour Breton, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed in: Whitney Pier, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: September 28th, 2011
It is with deep sadness that we regret to announce the passing of our beloved mother and grandmother, Evelyn Grace Keeping, who passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011. Born in Harbour Breton, Nfld., Evelyn was the daughter of the late Cecil Cluett and Chatfield "Chattie" Burry.

Evelyn was a member of St. Alban Anglican Church. She was past Worthy Mistress LOBA. Evelyn loved knitting, plastic canvassing, colouring and reading. She enjoyed cooking and baking. Evelyn will always be remembered by her family and friends as a care taker for all especially, to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Evelyn is survived by her husband, David; daughters, Gloria (Derrick) Burke, Edwina (Robert) MacSween, Shirley Bernice (Jimmy) Miles, Nicole Colson-Keeping and Jody (Philip) MacDonald; sons, Cecil Barter, Bernie Barter and David Keeping and sisters, Mabel, Shirley, Lucy, Eva and Myrtle. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; as well as her two dogs, Skipper and Precious. Besides her parents, Evelyn was predeceased by her daughter, Darlene George.

Visitation for the late Evelyn Grace Keeping will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to celebrate Evelyn's life will be held on Monday, Oct. 3, 2011 at 1 p.m. at St. Alban Anglican Church with Archdeacon Brenda Drake officiating. A private family interment will take place at a later date. Donations in Evelyn's memory may be made to support the family through the Gift of Love. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home. Online condolences to the family may be sent to www.pierfuneralhome.com


QUIRK, Cavelle Gladys - 57 yrs
The Cape Breton Post, September 21, 2011
North Sydney
It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the passing of Cavelle Quirk, age 57, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister, on Monday, September 19, 2011 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital in Sydney, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Port Aux Basques, NL., Cavelle was the daughter of the late George and Jane Osmond. Cavelle was employed for many years as General Manager of Forrest Convenience Stores in North Sydney.

She was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney and also a member of the Bras d'Or Army Navy Dart League. She is survived by her husband Doug, her son, Shannon Quirk, Halifax and daughter Donna Lee (Ross) Quirk Mauger, North Sydney and her cherished grandchildren Brittany, Makayla, Rebecca-Lynn and Shannon, her five sisters Maisie, Sadie, Lorraine, Rita and Marilyn and two brothers Elias and Albert, sisters and brothers-in-law and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her sister Myrtle.

Visitation for Cavelle will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney. A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Rev. Gloria McClure-Fraser officiating. Burial will take place in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com


WHALEN, Chesley
The Cape Breton Post, September 29, 2011
Born In: Northern Arm, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed in: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: September 26th, 2011
It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Ches Whalen on Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, at the Halifax Infirmary, Halifax. Born in Northern Arm, Nfld., he was the son of the late Alexander and Bessie (Budgell) Whalen. Ches was employed with the Coast Guard College as an engineer until his retirement. He enjoyed going to bingo, the casino and playing darts . He will be missed by all who knew him. Ches is survived by his special friend, Elaine (Campbell) Davis; his son, Wayne (Pauline) Whalen, Halifax; daughter, Linda (Edward) Kane, North Carolina; three grandchildren; sister, Gwen Driver, Ottawa; brother, Ross (Pat) Whalen, Hampton, N.B. Besides his parents, Ches was predeceased by his former wife, Alice Marie (McCarthy) Whalen; sister, Gertie; brothers, Ron, Ellis and Oscar. A special thanks to his nieces, Vesta and Patricia for being there for Ches. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will take place 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating. Interment to follow in St. Agnes Cemetery, New Waterford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the QE11 Hospital, 8.4 Community Health Unit, 1746 Summer St., Halifax, N.S., B3H 3A7. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com

 

 

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