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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
April 2013


DAY, Joseph
The Cape Breton Post, April 11, 2013
Born In: Harbour Breton, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed on: April 9th, 2013

It is with great sadness, we the family of Joseph Day, age 86, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, announce his sudden passing on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at the Northside General Hospital. Born in Harbour Breton, Nfld., Joseph was the son of the late Joseph and Emma (Langdown) Day. He worked for many years as a steward on the Marine Atlantic vessels until his retirement. Joe had a passion for boats and loved spending time near the water and building his miniature dories.

He was the last surviving member of his immediate family and a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney. Joseph is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary Anne (Evans) Day; his five sons, George (Judy), Balls Creek, Calvin (Cynthia), Ron (Valerie), both of North Sydney, Joe (April), Timberlea, and Ward (Wendy), Toronto; his 12 grandchildren, Heather, Krissy, Greg, Jordan, Mike, Nicole, Courtney, Meagan, Nathan, Miranda, Adam and MacKenzie and three great-grandchildren, Bramwell, Bradlee and Benjamin. Joseph was predeceased by a son, William Day and sisters, Sarah Langdown, Gertie Bungay and Mabel Moore.

Visitation for Joseph will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Friday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Rev. Carl Fraser officiating. Burial will be at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney.Family flowers only, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to

HOBAN, Naomi
The Cape Breton Post, April 27, 2013
Born In: Bonavista, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed on: April 24th, 2013

It is with deep sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Naomi Hoban on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Bonavista, Nfld., Naomi was the daughter of the late George and Emily (Hicks) Keel.

Naomi, our mother, loved life. She loved cooking, knitting, crocheting and most of all, playing her favourite tune on the harmonica, "You are My Sunshine." Mom loved gardening and had a special place in her heart for animals. Mom welcomed everyone who visited the home and would offer you 'Tea and Toast.' Naomi will always be remembered by family and friends for being a beautiful kind soul.

Naomi leaves to mourn her son, Bill; daughter, Mildred Brydson; grandchildren, Ray, Rita, Jana, David, Gail and Walter; great-grandchildren, Jetanne, Randelle, Jay, Daniel, Deedra, Derek, Riley, Keegan and Maeve; great-great-grandchild, Simone; daughter-in-law, Dorothy; best friend, Joan Morrison; as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Naomi was predeceased by husband, Arch, children, Jeanette and Howard, brother, Hubert and sister, Grace.

Visitation and funeral service to celebrate the life of Naomi Hoban will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Monday, April 29, 2013. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. with service to follow at 1 p.m. in the All Faith Chapel with Rev. Wade Reppert officiating. Light refreshments will be served in the reception area following the service. Interment will take place in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney. Donations in memory of Naomi may be made to charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to

WHYNOTT, Jenny Evelyn (Riggs) 'Nanny Why'
The Cape Breton Post, April 11, 2013
Passed on: April 9th, 2013

Our hearts were broken on April 9, 2013, when our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother took her last journey. She was born in Burin, N.L., in 1932. She was the daughter of the late William and Nora (Taylor) Riggs. She moved to Halifax, N.S. at the age of nine. She graduated from Business College and worked in the credit department at Sears. She married Stephen and moved to Louisbourg in 1953. She was a dedicated and loving wife and mother and became very active in the community working in Girl Guides of Canada, CWL, Home & School and Ladies Auxiliary Louisbourg Volunteer Fire Department.

Jenny is survived by her daughters, Nora (Wayne) Pitcher, Louisbourg, Judith Anne (Melvin) Beaver, Kamloops, B.C.; and son, Stewart (Bonnie) Whynott, Louisbourg. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Matthew, Michelle, Amy and Adam, her great-grandchildren, Hilliary, Chole, Stephen, Nora and Tanner. Also survived by her sister-in-law, Sharon Riggs, Halifax; brother-in-law, Lowell Ehler, Halifax; stepsister, Janet Larter, P.E.I. and many nieces and nephews who so enjoyed visiting Aunt Jenny in Louisbourg. She is also survived by her extended family, Cathy, Davey, Charlene (Nick), Heather, Nicole and little Taylor. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her loving husband, Stephen, brother, Al Riggs, sister, Louisa (Ehler) and Nora in infancy. Jenny will be sadly missed by very good friends, Florence Fiander and Colleen Billard. Jenny's family would like to thank the doctors and staff of 4C and Palliative Care at Cape Breton Regional Hospital for the care and compassion they gave our mother. Also thanks to the VON and Home Care Workers who provided her with her daily care, support and friendship.

Visitation will be held Friday, April 12, 2013, at Stella Maris Church, Louisbourg, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will take place 11 a.m., Saturday, April 13, 2013, at Stella Maris Church with Fr. Raj. officiating. Interment to follow in the church cemetery. Donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit or a charity of choice.
"We hold you close within our hearts and there you will remain to walk with us throughout our lives until we meet again."
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