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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
October 2012

 

COOKE, Gilbert W.
The Cape Breton Post, October 30, 2012
Born In: Country Harbour, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed in: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: October 27th, 2012

It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Gilbert W. Cooke, age 81, beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at the Glace Bay Hospital, after a brief illness. Born in Country Harbour, Gilbert was the son of the late Harry and Helen (Hines) Cooke.

Most of his working life was spent in the tourism/hospitality industry. He retired as general manager of Keddy's Motor Inn, Sydney in 1988. He was heavily involved as an advocate for the physically challenged throughout his lifetime and most specifically with CID (Community Involvement for the Disabled) and was a past chairperson for LEO (League for Equal Opportunities). In many instances he helped lay the groundwork in bringing awareness to accessibility issues across the province. He was awarded the Commemorative Medal for the 125th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada in 1992 by the governor general of Canada, for these ongoing efforts. He was also a past board member for the old City of Sydney Hospital for a number of years.

He is survived by his wife, Clara (Burns) Cooke; his four sons, Blaine (Monica) Cooke, Halifax, Lindsey (Michelle Campbell) Cooke, Frenchvale; Glen Cooke, Howie Centre; Peter Cooke, Sydney; and one daughter, Elizabeth (Richard) Dawson, Coxheath; his six grandchildren, Jennifer, Nathan, Jillian, Glen Jr., Crystal and Elizabeth and also several great-grandchildren; also surviving is his sister, Alice (Leo) Barron, Toronto. He was predeceased by his brothers, Leonard and Lantz Cooke and sisters, Jean Middleton and Beverly Carey.

There will be no visitation. A funeral service for Gilbert will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at Church of Christ The King, George Street, Sydney, with Rev. Laura McCue officiating with burial to follow in St. Marks Church Cemetery, Keltic Drive, Coxheath. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to Loaves & Fishes, Charlotte Street, Sydney. Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com


GRACIE, Adelaide
The Cape Breton Post, October 18, 2012
Born In: Rose Blanche, Newfoundland, Canada
Born: November 3rd, 1923
Passed in: Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: October 17th, 2012
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we, the family, announce the passing of Adelaide Virginia Gracie, on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at Miner's Memorial Manor, Sydney Mines. Born in Rose Blanche on Nov. 3, 1923, she was the daughter of the late George and Amelia LeMoine. Adelaide was formerly an active member of the ladies auxiliary of both Branch 8 and Branch 19 legions. She was also a member of the Sydney Mines Pensioners Club, and the Memory Lane Fun Band. She loved her bingo and card games. Adelaide lived the last few years of her life at the Miner's Memorial Manor, Sydney Mines.

Adelaide is survived by her sons, Clarence (Agnes), N.B., Gary (Marcella), Sydney Mines, Fredrick (Lois), Dave (Patricia), William (Chris) and daughters Marilyn (Steve) Martell, and Cathy (Steve) Boldt, all of Ontario. She is also survived by her stepchildren, Stanley, John (Kate), Howard (Alice), Genevieve Neale, all of Ontario and Marilyn (Wayne) Thomas, Westmount; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother, Rodney (Blanche), North Sydney; sister-in-law, Estelle LeMoine, North Sydney and daughter-in-law, Alice Chislett, England. Besides her parents, Adelaide was predeceased by her first and second husbands, Fredrick Chislett and Stanley Gracie; son, Lloyd Chislett; stepson, Steven Gracie; stepdaughter, Patricia Marie Gracie; sisters, Annie and Mae and brother, Jim.

Visitation for Adelaide Gracie will be held in the J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will take place on Saturday at 11 a.m. in Trinity Anglican Church, Sydney Mines, with Rev. Stacey Lemoine officiating. A reception will be held in Grandy Hall, after the funeral. The burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Donations in Adelaide's memory may be made to the Miner's Memorial Manor, Sydney Mines. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca


GRAY, Mildred
The Cape Breton Post, October 27, 2012
Born In: St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: October 26th, 2012

It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of our beloved mother Mildred Gray, age 86 on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt. Born in St. John's, Nfld., Mildred was the daughter of the late John and Dorothy (Reid) Jones. Mildred owned and operated Gray's Dairy on Regent Street, North Sydney for many years. She loved playing bingo, cards, knitting, going to yard sales, her visits to the casino to play the slot machines and especially enjoyed fishing and hunting with her late husband Moffatt and family. Mom was happiest when her family was around and was always there when they needed her.

Mildred is survived by her children, daughters, Lucky (Geordie) Bissett, Joy Fraser, Gay (Bruce) Tizzard, Vivian (George) MacLean, Debbie (Bill) Guy and Diane Smith and son, Moffatt (Helen) Gray; her 22 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters, Dorothy, Marjory, Vivian, Frances, Audrey and her brother, John and many nieces and nephews. Mildred was predeceased by her husband, Moffatt Gray and sister, Louise.

The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses of 3B and 4C of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital and Dr. Peter Poulos for the excellent care given to Mildred through this difficult time. A private visitation and funeral service will be held for Mildred in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St. North Sydney with burial to follow in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton, the Canadian Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com
"Mom you are loved and always will be loved. Dad is waiting."


ORGAN, Bradley
The Cape Breton Post, October 23, 2012
Born In: Burnt Island, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: October 20th, 2012

Bradley passed away Friday, Oct. 20, 2012, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, with his family by his side. Born in Burnt Island, N.L., he was the son of the late Clementh and Nora Organ. Survived by companion, Mary White; sons, Robert (Jenn) of Georgia, Bradley (Sarah) of Halifax; daughter, Irene (Jason) of Sydney Mines. Joys of his life, grandchildren, Jade, Jacob, Jalynn, all of Sydney Mines, Christian of Georgia; mother of his children, Cheryl; sisters, Selena (Dan) Hatcher, Ruby (Ross Whitman); brother, Jobe (Theresa) and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sisters, Ellamae and William Moden, Viola and Ray Burton and Vera May; brothers, Jim and Dorthy, and Gordon. Cremation has taken place. At Bradley's request there will be no services. Donations may be made to palliative care or a charity of choice. Special thanks to Cathy MacMillan, palliative care and Dr. Poulous.


SHEAVES, Mary E.
The Cape Breton Post, November 1, 2012
Born In: Channel-Port aux Basques, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed in: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: October 30th, 2012

With heartfelt sadness we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Mary E. Sheaves, 82, on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at the Northside General Hospital. Born in Channel, Port aux Basques, Mary was the daughter of the late Ernest and Melida (Kendall) Matthews.

Mary was employed with the dietary staff at the Northside Community Guest Home for a number years. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church and a former member of LOBA and LTBA.
\ Mary loved listening to Newfoundland music on the radio, she enjoyed hockey games at the North Sydney Forum and was a big Toronto Maple Leafs fan.

She is survived by her daughter, Heather Bennett, with whom she resided; her five sons, Joe (Sis) Sheaves, North Sydney, Richard (Pam) Sheaves, Fort McMurray, Ernie Sheaves (Debbie), Baddeck, Eric Sheaves (Donna Marie), North Sydney, and David (Linda), Fort McMurray; sister, Tina (Walter) Jesso; her 11 grandchildren, Pamela, Lorne, Brian Paul, Samantha, Jessica, Penny, Dustin, Amanda, Jennifer, Louis, Tyler; and also eight great-grandchildren; her brother, Richard (Sharon) Matthews, North Sydney; her aunt, Alice Keeping, North Sydney; many nieces and nephews; and close friend, Joan McGean. Mary was predeceased by her husband, Eric Sheaves and brothers, Ivan (Sarah) Matthews and Gordon (Claretta) Matthews.

There will be no visitation. A private graveside service will be held at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney, with Rev. Gloria McClure officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Northside Hospital Foundation or charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com


STEWART, Elizabeth Stella Jean
The Cape Breton Post, October 22 2012
Born In: Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland, Canada
Born: February 25th, 1925
Passed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: October 19th, 2012
It is will great sadness and heavy hearts we announce the passing of our strong and courageous mother, grandmother and great grandmother on Oct. 19, 2012 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in Rocky Harbour, N.L., Feb. 25, 1925, she was the last surviving member of her family, daughter of the late Wilson and Ella Oates.

Bessie worked for Woolco in the men's wear department (Grafton & Fraser) until she retired. She enjoyed travelling, bowling, darts, bingo and time at the Casino with her niece and namesake "Bessie". She had a fondness for knitting and going to flea markets and crafts shows. Bessie always enjoyed a good joke and sharing a laugh with family and friends and will be remembered fondly for her hardy laugh and bright smile. She also took great pleasure in winning at crib often outplaying her sons and grandsons. Bessie lived life to the fullest.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Peter Skrypnick, loving daughter, Catherine Webb, brothers, Fred, Malcolm and Walter Oates. She is survived by her loving husband, Douglas; daughter, Sandra MacLeod, Sydney; and sons, Bill (Josephine) Skrypnick, British Columbia, Terry Skrypnick, Sydney, David Skrypnick (Gail), New Victoria; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Also surviving are her stepdaughters, Jill (Jack), Manitoba, and Pam, Campbell River, B.C.; and a stepson, Ian, Montreal, Que.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, at 2 p.m. in Sydney Memorial Chapel, with Rev. Wade Reppert officiating. Memorials in her memory can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca

 

 

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