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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
February 2012


BAILEY, Benjamin John 'Da'
The Cape Breton Post, February 17, 2012
Born In: Newfoundland, Canada
Passed in: New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: February 16th, 2012
It is with broken hearts and great sadness that we, the family announce the passing of our dear husband, father, grandfather and brother on Feb. 16, 2012, at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital. Born in Newfoundland, John was the son of the late Hughie and Mary (Butler) Bailey. John was a member of the Cape Breton Highlanders and was a war veteran serving overseas in Germany, Belgium, Holland and Italy. He was also a member of the New Waterford Legion and the New Waterford Pensioners Club. He loved to spend his summers at his bungalow in Big Pond, where he had numerous friends, and spending time and chatting with them was what he looked forward to.

John is survived by his loving wife, Frances (Gillis) and the love of life, his daughter, June (Sonny) Wadden; his pride and joy, his grandsons, Donnie, Rodney and Shawn Wadden; great-grandchildren, Ava, Hazel, Keith and Lindsay; brothers, Ernest (Helen), New Waterford, and Leonard (Coleen), Mira. He was predeceased by his parents, sisters, Phyllis, Elizabeth, Clara Bell and brothers, Colin and Jack. Cremation has taken place and a funeral mass to celebrate John's life will be held Saturday, Feb. 18 at 10 a.m. in the Parish of Saint Leonard, Mt. Carmel Avenue, with Fr. Victor Ozoufuanya and Deacon Leo Penny officiating. Burial in Mount Carmel Cemetery, followed by a luncheon at the KOC, Plummer Avenue, New Waterford. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, 862-7500. Donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. To send online condolences to the family go to

BANFIELD, Jessie Pelley
The Cape Breton Post, February 15, 2012
Born In: Port Union/Catalina, Newfoundland, Canada
Born: September 22nd, 1914
Passed in: Canada
Passed on: February 11th, 2012
Jessie Gertrude Pelley Banfield
, 97 of Halifax, formerly of North Sydney, N.S. and Port Union/Catalina, Trinity Bay, Nfld., passed away peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012. Born Sept. 22, 1914, in Catalina, Trinity Bay, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Albert and Elizabeth (Baldwin) Haynes. Jessie was a devoted mother who was involved with the community as a member of the St. John's Anglican Church and the Royal Canadian Legion, North Sydney. She is survived by sons, Walter (Theresa) Pelley, North Sydney, Alexander (June) Pelley, Fort Simpson, N.W.T., Frederick (Angela) Pelley, Halifax, Richard (Janice) Pelley, Cole Harbour; daughter, Judith Banfield, Bridgewater; stepdaughter, Betty (Reg) Mason, Newfoundland; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by husbands, Alexander Pelley, Port Union, Nfld. and Robert William 'Bill' Banfield, North Sydney; sons, Crawford (Anne) Pelley and Jack Pelley and stepson, Clayton (Ethel) Pelley. Cremation has taken place in Halifax. There will be no visitation by request. A memorial service to celebrate her life will take place, at a time to be determined, in North Sydney. Burial will take place in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society in memory and/or St. John's Anglican Church 3M Campaign, North Sydney. Condolences to the family may be forwarded to

PENNEY, Lucy Alexandra
The Cape Breton Post, February 17, 2012
Born In: Newfoundland, Canada
Passed in: New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: February 15th, 2012
It is with great sorrow that we, the family, announce the passing of our beloved mother, Lucy Alexandra Penney of Curran Street, New Waterford, on Feb. 15, 2012, at New Waterford Consolidated Hospital. Lucy, born in Newfoundland, was a daughter of the late Luther and Miriam (Verge) Smith. She was a devout member of Calvin United Church. She enjoyed attending Aging Gracefully. Lucy was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and sister. One of her greatest joys in life was to be surrounded by family, friends and neighbours. Many hours were spent around the kitchen table enjoying great food, hot tea, conversation and hospitality. In her younger years, she enjoyed playing cards and fishing with her husband, Albert. She will be sadly missed by daughters, Betty (Gary) Micholsky, Nellie (Ken) Biggers, both of New Waterford, Dapne (Bill) Stevenson, Dartmouth; son-in-law, Charlie McPhee (Catherine); sister, Daisy Hoddinott, Ontario; grandchildren, Derek, Penny, Kim, Kari, Michelle, Jason, Nathan, Brandon; 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-granddaughters; many nieces and nephews and close friend, Chris Burke. Lucy was predeceased by her loving husband, Albert, of 55 years, daughter, Judy McPhee, one son in infancy, two brothers, Ross Smith and Utley Smith, one sister, Eloise Martin.

Visitation will be held Saturday, Feb. 18 from 6-9 p.m. at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. A funeral service will take place Sunday, Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. in Calvin United Church with Rev. Duncan Roach officiating. Lucy will be taken to the church at noon on Sunday. Burial will be in Union Grove Cemetery, Scotchtown, with a luncheon to follow at Calvin Hall. Donations in her memory may be made to the Calvin United Church Choir. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at



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