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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
May 2012

 

 

BANKS, Edna 'Nin' Viola
The Cape Breton Post, May 24, 2012
Born In: Channel, Port aux Basques, Newfoundland, Canada
Born: August 20th, 1930
Passed in: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: May 23rd, 2012

It is with great sadness that we, the family, of Edna Banks, announce her peaceful passing at the Northside General Hospital on Wednesday, May 23, 2012. Edna was born Aug 20, 1930, in Channel, Port aux Basques, N.L., the daughter of the late Frank and Cicely (Allen) Battiste.

Edna had a great zest for life and loved to dance and socialize with her family and friends. She resided on Cornwall Street in North Sydney, until her admittance to the Northside Community Guest Home a year and a half ago. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney, the altar guild and ACW.

Edna leaves to mourn her stepsons, Ron and Andrew Banks and grandson, Morgan Banks; her sister, Margaret (Arch) Osmond, Port aux Basques, N.L.; and by several nieces and nephews who affectionately called her 'Nin'. She was predeceased by her husband, Fred Banks, sisters, Lillian Herritt, Mabel Skeard and brothers, Roy, Fred and Henry. Special thanks to the Northside Guest Home for the wonderful care given to Edna. It was so greatly appreciated by the family. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 Friday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service will take place 11 a.m. Saturday, at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, with Rev. Carl Fraser officiating. Burial will take place at Lakeside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com


CURNEW, Garnet R.
The Cape Breton Post, May 10, 2012
Born In: Conception Bay, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed in: New Waterford/Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: May 8th, 2012

It is with very sad hearts that we, Garnet's family, announce his passing on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney; taken from us too soon by a stroke. Born in Conception Bay, N.L., he was a son of the late Gordon and Bertha (Anthony) Curnew.

Garnet was employed with MT&T and more recently, Aliant, for 32 years until his retirement. His lifetime interest was camping. He made many trips within Canada and the U.S.A. making many lasting friendships around a campfire. He loved to laugh and joke and watch The Big Bang Theory.

Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Irene (MacLean); sons, Garnet (Lisa); Waterdown, Ont., Todd (Marzena), Hamilton, Ont.; brother, Bill, Texas; sisters, June (Carl) Godbout, Port Hawkesbury, Sharon Curnew, Sydney; grandchildren, Patrick, Jack, Darby, Tanner, Sydney and Riley; neices, nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law. Besides his parents, Garnet was predeceased by his son, Gordon and in-laws, Maple and Neil MacLean.

Visitation will be held Friday, May 11 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. A private funeral service will take place in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens at a later date. Donations to the An Cala palliative care unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, our safe haven and comfort, would be appreciated. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.vjmcgillivray.ca
Help us keep the joys and the sorrows of life in perspective, Lord.


GILL, Francis Joseph
The Cape Breton Post, May 10, 2012
Born In: Brigus, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed in: Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: May 7th, 2012
It is with broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Francis Gill on May 7, 2012, at the Glace Bay Hospital, Glace Bay. Born in Brigus, N.L., he was the son of the late Dr. Frederick D. and Ida (Burnam) Gill.

A veteran of Second World War, Francis served with both the Merchant Marine and the Royal Navy. A life member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 62, Louisbourg, Francis held various offices on the executive and was presented the Legion's Meritorious Service Award. He was a member of Stella Maris parish, Louisbourg.

Francis is survived by his sister, Joan Sheppard, the Cove Guest Home; brother, Lee Gill, East Royalty, Charlottetown; and by numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Pearl, sister, Mary, Margaret, Betty, brothers, Burnam, Herbert, John and Clifford. At his request, cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Thursday, May 10 at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, from 7-9 p.m. A memorial mass will be held 11 a.m. Friday, May 11 in the funeral home chapel.

Special thanks to Sheila Ivany, Department of Veteran Affairs; Linda Hodder and Sharon Tutty, New Dawn Enterprises and the VON for all your efforts on Francis' behalf. A sincere thank you to the staff of the Veterans' Wing, Taigh Na Mara, Glace Bay, for making Francis last days more comfortable. Donations to the Cape Breton Veterans Comfort Fund or to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfunralhome.com


JEWER, Dorothy
The Cape Breton Post, May 22, 2012
Born In: Burin, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: May 19th, 2012
Dorothy Mae Jewer
, a resident of MacGillivray Guest Home, passed away suddenly on Saturday, May 19, 2012. Born in Burin, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late George and Amy (Bishop) Manning. Dorothy was a member of the Salvation Army Sydney Community Church. Surviving are her daughters, Lillian (Don) Bursey, Ottawa, Amy (Ira) Barrow, St. John's, Nfld., Audrey (Jim) Dean, Sydney, Karen (John) White, London, Ont., Dale (Neil) Lewis, Kitchener, Ont., Robin (Gerry) Cory, Toronto, Ont.; her sons, Henry (Judy), El Mira, Ont., Earl (Carol), Lincoln, N.B., Lorne (Edith), Toronto, Ont. and Wilfred, New Jersey. She is also survived by her brother, George and family in New Jersey. She will be greatly missed by her 21 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; her nieces, Ruby, Heather and Nina.
Dorothy was predeceased by her husband of 68 years, Henry; sisters, Edna, Lillian and Eva; brothers, John, Archie and Earl. Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Wednesday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the Salvation Army Sydney Community Church on Thursday at 2 p.m., with Major Dan Roode officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca


LANG, Vincent Joseph
The Cape Breton Post, May 17, 2012
Born In: Port au Port, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: May 16th, 2012

It is with broken hearts that we the family announce the passing of Vince Lang at the Richmond Villa, St. Peter's on Wednesday, May 16, 2012. Born in Port au Port, Newfoundland, he was the son of the late Frank and Elizabeth (Gale) Lang. Vince is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth Dixon (Eddie MacLean), New Waterford; grandchildren, Gordon and Rebecca. He is also survived by his sisters, Bridgette ÅgBrideÅh (Jimmy Kuta), Patricia ‘Patsy' Feener, Marie Lang, Pearl Baker (Gerry Cormier); as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Tommy. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, May 19, 2012, at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation Online condolences may be made to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com


MITCHELL, Derrick
The Cape Breton Post, May 24, 2012
Born In: Collier's Cove, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed in: River Ryan, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: May 22nd, 2012
It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Derrick Mitchell, 78, of River Ryan on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at New Waterford Hospital. Born in Newfoundland, and raised in Colliers Cove, he was a son of the late Peter and Maude (Richards) Mitchell.

Derrick was a coal miner at #12 and Lingan collieries. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Derrick was a member of the New Waterford Pensioners' Club where he enjoyed playing darts and cards, namely 45s. He had a heart of gold and was very loving and helpful towards others. Derrick was a eucharistic minister and brought communion to those who were ill or unable to attend weekly mass.

Surviving are daughters, Heather (Herbert) Currie, River Ryan, Donna (Robert 'Lou') Moffatt, Ontario; stepdaughters, Mary Taylor and Sarah Roach, both of Ontario; stepsons, Archie Roach, Ontario, Wilfred Roach, New Waterford; grandchildren, Ashley Currie, Michelle Currie, Michael Moffatt, Suzanne, Annlouise, Kevin, Derrick, Chris and Donna; several great-grandchildren; neices, Janet and Coleen; nephews, Steve, Peter and Robert. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Besides his parents, Derrick was predeceased by his partner, Christina Roach, brothers, Jim Mitchell and Paul Mitchell, sister, Joyce Marshe, grandchild, Travis and good friend, Wilfred 'Nookie' Roach.

There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. A funeral mass of celebration will be held Saturday, May 26 at 10 a.m. in the Parish Church of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Avenue, with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery with a luncheon to follow at St. Leonard's Parish Hall, Convent Street, New Waterford. Donations in his memory may be made to the Lung Association of Nova Scotia. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.vjmcgillivray.ca


STYLES, Ruth
The Cape Breton Post, May 8, 2012
Born In: Le Cou, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed in: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: May 8th, 2012

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our dear mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Ruth Styles, on Monday, May 7, 2012, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Harbour Le Cou, N.L., she was a daughter of the late Stanley and Marjorie (Rideout) Butt.

Ruth was employed with National Sea Products in North Sydney for several years. She was a loving and dedicated wife and mother, and was happiest in the company of her family. Ruth and her husband Montford, shared their love of children by opening their home to foster children for over 20 years. She enjoyed camping in Lake Ainslie for many summers, as well as making crafts, playing, singing and listening to music and she loved to dance. Ruth was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney. Ruth is survived by her loving children, Paul (Wanda) Styles, Dianne Styles Hall, Ruth Ann (David) Ivey, all of North Sydney, Nancy (Kevin) Robinson, New Glasgow; her grandchildren, Justin, Amanda, Stephanie, Jennifer, Laura, Derrick, Paul; her great-granddaughter, Bryleigh; her brother, Roy Butt, Newfoundland; and her sister, Maria Bungay of Sydney. Ruth was predeceased by her husband, Montford, her brother, Albert and sister, Alma Hoddinott.

Visitation for Ruth 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, at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney, with Rev. Carl Fraser, officiating. Burial will take place in Lakeside Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice in Ruth's memory. Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com

 

 

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