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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
April 2012


BAGNELL, Dorcas (Rose)
The Cape Breton Post, April 9, 2012
Born In: Florence, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: April 6th, 2012
We are saddened by the passing of our dear mother, Dorcas Bagnell, which occurred at the Harbourstone Enhanced Care on Friday, April 6, 2012, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Cabonear, N.L., Dorcas was the eldest daughter of Gilbert and Elizabeth (Butt) Rose, Florence, C.B. Dorcas is survived by her two daughters, Elizabeth 'Betty' Rudderham (Marvin Crittenden) and Barbara Mercer (David); three grandchildren, Parker Rudderham (Jenny), Todd and Courtney Mercer; three great-grandchildren, Angela Rudderham-Steel (John), Danielle Rudderham-Noirot (Chris) and Heather Rudderham; one great- great-grandchild, Cayden Noirot; sisters-in-law, Alice MacLeod and Betty Rose and many nieces and nephews and their families and by many special friends. Dorcas was predeceased by her husband, Sidney Bagnell, a son, David and a son-in-law, Frank Rudderham, her parents, her brothers, James, Robert, Clarence and Dan, sisters, Gladys (Walter) Matthews, Blanche (Alex) Boutilier.

A kind and loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. Dorcas was always there to help her family and friends. She loved to knit, bake, cook, entertain and have a good game of cards. She was a member of Christ Church Parish and the ladies auxiliary. She lived all her married life in Hardwood Hill where with her husband she owned and operated the family business, Sids Dairy for many years. She spent the last six years living at Harbourstone where she made many friends with residents and staff. We are so grateful to the staff on Irish Cove for the kindness and compassion that was shown to mom during her years there. They treated her like their own family. We are so grateful for mom's special friend Mavis Morrison, Lorraine Barnaby and Calder Chant for all their kindness and many visits to mom through the years. Thanks to Dr. John Archibald for many years of care and to the VON a special thanks.

Upon request there will be no visitation or flowers. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. A memorial service will be held Monday, April 9 at 2 p.m. from Christ the King Anglican Church, George Street, Sydney, with a reception to follow at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences to
When her days on earth are over, a mother's love lives on through many generations, with God's blessings on each one.

NIPPARD, Archibald
The Cape Breton Post, April 10, 2012
Born In: Deep Bay, Fogo Island, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed in: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: April 8th, 2012
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our father and grandfather, Archibald Nippard, 93, on Sunday, April 8, 2012, at his home. Born in Deep Bay, Fogo Island, N.L., he was the son of the late Levi and Harriett (Waterman) Nippard.

He was a veteran of the Second World War, serving with the British Royal Navy. He worked as a seaman all his life, and was employed for many years with CN Marine and later on the Marine Atlantic Vessels until his retirement in 1983. He was a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #19, North Sydney, and a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney. He loved watching wrestling, The Price Is Right and Wheel of Fortune on TV, and enjoyed fishing and playing cards. Archibald was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Archibald is survived by his son, Levi (Liz), Nippard, North Sydney, and daughter, Dora (Tony) O'Connell, Gilbert Plains, Manitoba; five grandchildren, Derek and Chad Nippard and Glenn, Trevor and Anthony O'Connell; sisters-in-law, Gerry Hamilton, Ann (Lewis) Bartlett, Freda (Howard) Ingram, Annette Courtney (Richard); and brothers-in-law, Les (Marion) Strickland, Levi (Margaret) Strickland and Aub (Harriett) Strickland; and also many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Jessie Elizabeth (Strickland) Nippard, his grandson, Darren Nippard, sister, Janet Hart and brother, Harvey Nippard. Special thanks to caregivers Peggy Evans, Denise Evans and also the Northside Homemakers Society and the VON.

Visitation for Archibald will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral service to be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Rev. Carl Fraser officiating. Burial in Lakeside Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the VON or a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to

ROBERT, Muriel 'Peg'
The Cape Breton Post, April 4, 2012
Born In: Clarke's Beach, Newfoundland, Canada
Born: June 21st, 1941
Passed in: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: April 1st, 2012

Sadly, we lost the joy of the presence of Muriel 'Peg' Marina Robert, 70, of Bedford. Muriel passed away Palm Sunday, April 1, 2012, at Arborstone Enhanced Care in Halifax.
Our dear 'Peg' was born to the late Decima and John Butler on June 21, 1941, in Clarke's Beach, N.L. She joyously married Wallace Robert in 1969 with whom she lived in Sydney, N.S., before relocating to Halifax in 1971. Muriel is survived by two children, Nicole Fowler and Warren Robert. She is also survived by two stepsons, Ronald and Michel Robert; brothers, Robert and Wayne Butler and sister, Ruby (Butler) Ferguson. A memorial service will be held Thursday, April 5, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the Bedford United Church. The family is requesting that any donations be made to the Alzheimer Society. Sincere gratitude is directed to the Abbie J. Lane (9 Lane) QE II and Arborstone Enhanced Care who assisted Muriel in difficult moments in the last few months. Exceptional care and love was given to Muriel. Thank you. The family is grateful for the wonderful gift of Muriel's life.

SNOW, Mary Sarah
The Cape Breton Post, April 10, 2012
Born In: Rose Blanche, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed in: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: April 9th, 2012

It is with deep sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Mary Sarah Snow, age 94, beloved mother, grandmother and sister, on Monday, April 9, 2012, at the Northside General Hospital. Mary was a longtime resident of Wesley Street in Sydney and a recent resident of Taigh Solas at the Northside General Hospital.

Born in Rose Blanche, N.L., Mary was the daughter of the late Matthew and Ella (Styles) Richardson. She worked for many years at Anderson's Fish Market and later at Healey's Convenience Store, both in North Sydney. She was a life member of Royal Canadian Legion branch 12 ladies auxiliary in Sydney and a former member of Club 55 and also a volunteer with the Canadian Blood Services.

Mary is survived by her daughters, Kathleen 'Kay' (Pat) Hayes, North Sydney, Joanne Story, Thunder Bay; and son, James MacEachern, Kitchener; step-children, John (Sheila) Snow, North Sydney, and Phyllis (Terry) Murphy, East Bay; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and one sister, Violet Vouden, Montreal; also by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Clayton MacEachern, her second husband, John Snow, sisters, Maude, Margaret and Shirley and brothers, Charles and Ralph.

Visitation for Mary will be held from 10-11 a.m., Wednesday followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney, with Rev. Carl Fraser officiating. Burial in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to St. John the Baptist Anglican Church Fund. Online condolences may be sent to



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