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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
August 2013

 

COSTIGAN, Agnes (Whelan)
The Cape Breton Post, August 19, 2013
Born In: Colliers, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Born: September 23rd, 1920
Passed in: Sydney, Canada
Passed on: August 17th, 2013

It is with broken hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Agnes Costigan on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at home surrounded by her loving family. Born on Sept. 23, 1920, in Colliers, Newfoundland, Agnes was the daughter of the late Matthew and Ellen (Fowler) Whelan. Mom was an angel on earth who sacrificed so much of her own wants and needs for her children. She loved us more than anything in this world and we loved her right back. She was beautiful inside and out; a precious life, given in service to God; taken by God to live forever and ever in His presence. Mom was a devoted member of Holy Redeemer Church. Agnes leaves behind her children, Joe (Elizabeth), Lorraine, Helen (George), Marie, Linda (Murdock), Mike (Pat), Brian (Debbie), Mary (whom mom lived with), Brenda (Gary), Nancy (Wayne), Peggy (Arno) and John Glenn; stepchildren, Beatrice, Martha and Tom; daughter in-law, Lorraine; sister, Mary Dunn; brother, Frank Whelan; special grandchildren, Jennifer and Jeffery; 53 grandchildren; 90 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Agnes was predeceased by her husband, Michael Costigan, son, William, step twins, Samuel and Mary, brother, James, special granddaughter, Tracy Bartlett, daughter in-law, Heather and sons-in-law, James, Chalmers, Charlie and Phil.
Visitation for the late Agnes Costigan will be held today (Monday, Aug. 19, 2013), at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at 10 a.m. in Holy Redeemer Church with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. A reception following the mass will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home. Interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Agnes may be made to Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County or Holy Redeemer Building Fund. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.pierfuneralhome.com
We miss you now, our hearts are sore
As time goes by we miss you more.
Your loving smile your gentle face
No one can fill your vacant place ...


LONG, Annie Mae
The Cape Breton Post, August 19, 2013
Born In: Newfoundland
Born: September 12th, 1915
Passed in: Point Aconi
Passed on: August 18th, 2013

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear mother, Annie Mae on Aug. 18, 2013, at the Northside General Hospital. Born in Florence on Sept. 12, 1915, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Mary (Reardon) Dawe of Newfoundland. Mom enjoyed the little things in life, like going to the casino and scratching her lottery tickets. She will be missed greatly by all who knew her. She is survived by her daughters, Mary Ann, Patsy (Albert), Frances (Edward); sons, William Thomas (Valerie), Robert (Brenda), James Elmer (Mary), David (Colleen), Joseph; as well as grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and her sister-in-law, Marjorie. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, William, daughter, Willena, brothers, Peter, Ned and Mike, sister, Mary and two children in infancy.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, Aug. 20 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Mass of Christian Burial will take place Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, Bras d'Or, with Fr. Peter McLeod officiating. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery. Donations in Annie Mae's memory may be made to a charity of choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of Francis Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the Long family by visiting www.francisfuneralhome.ca
"Gone but not forgotten"


MILLS, Dorothy Melita (Drake)
The Cape Breton Post, August 13, 2013
Born In: Lally Cove
Passed in: Sydney/Louisbourg
Passed on: August 12th, 2013

With profound sadness we the family announce the peaceful passing of our dear mother, Dorothy Mills on Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, in the An Cala unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney surrounded by her loving family. Born in Lally Cove, Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late John and Ellen (Matthews) Drake. She was a member of St. Bartholomew's Church and the ACW of St. Lawrence's Church, Belleoram, N.L. When she wasn't travelling, hanging out with the gang at the Rock Elm Senior Citizens Complex or enjoying time with her family, Dorothy loved to knit, tackle Find-a-Word puzzles and tap her foot to Newfie music.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Dorothy is survived by her children, Mary 'Polly' Bucciarelli, Linda Mills and Ellen Ruth (Ronald) McCann, all of Montreal, Cathy (Wayne) Magee, Sydney River, Sherry (Dave) Perfetti, Ottawa, Conrad (Alma) Mills, Brickyard Road, Sam Mills, Louisbourg, Doug (Kelly) Mills, Alberta; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson; daughter-in-law, Liz Mills; son-in-law, Rev. Harold Brown, as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Conrad Mills, (1989), daughter, Doris Brown, son, Raymond Mills, son-in-law, Nicola Bucciarelli, three grandchildren in infancy, brothers, George in infancy, George, John 'Jack', Charles, Bill, Launce and Murdock.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at St. Bartholomew's Church, Louisbourg. A funeral service will take place 11 a.m, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, at St. Bartholomew's Church, with Rev. Harold Brown officiating. Interment to follow in the church cemetery. In memory of Dorothy, donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit, CBRH. The family would like to thank Dr. Greg Myatt and Dr. A.F. D'Intino for their wonderful care over the years and, of course, the outstanding staff of the An Cala Unit, for all the kindness and compassion they offered during Dorothy's hospitalization. Dorothy never failed to amaze and inspire her family and friends with her strength. She will forever be deeply missed. Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com


STEPANIAK, Mary Edwina (Hogan)
The Cape Breton Post, August 6, 2013
Born In: New Waterford
Passed in: New Waterford
Passed on: August 4th, 2013
Edwina Stepaniak
, 68, of MacLeod Avenue, New Waterford, passed away suddenly on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at the Glace Bay Hospital. Born in New Waterford, she was the daughter of the late Edmund and Johannah 'Josie' (Hogan) Hogan from Northern Bay, Newfoundland.
Edwina was once employed at the Royal Bank several years ago. She was a very compassionate lady who loved her family. Edwina loved to cook and bake and many times made food for the CWL functions. She was a very private woman who was a great listener. Edwina also had a great sense of humour.
Edwina is survived by her loving husband, Blair Stepaniak; one daughter, Tammy (Donald) MacKinnon, Sydney River; one son, David (Rhonda Beaton), Gardiner Mines; four grandchildren, Micaela, Tessa, Sarah and Noah. Also surviving is Edwina's brother, Lawrence Hogan; her sister, Gen (Vince) Rose; brother-in-law, Ernie (Mary) Stepaniak; sister-in-law, Betty MacLean and numerous, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. She will be sadly missed by her tarabish and bingo buddies in Boisdale and Mira. Edwina was predeceased by her infant son, Robert Stepaniak.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the direction of the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. The funeral mass officiated by Rev. Ray Huntley is Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Leonard Church followed by a reception in St. Leonard's Hall. As an expression of sympathy for Edwina, memorial donations in her memory may be made to the Nova Scotia Heart & Stroke Association. Online condolences to the family can be expressed at www.vjmcgillivray.ca


YOUNG, Rita
The Cape Breton Post, August 21, 2013
Born In: Spruce Brook
Passed in: Howie Centre
Passed on: August 19th, 2013

It is with broken hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Rita Young on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Spruce Brook, Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Dorothy 'Dot' (Gabriel) Rose. She was employed at the Tasty Treat for many years until her retirement. Rita lived for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, she will be missed. Rita is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Raymond; her children, Richard (Berthann), East Bay, Perry, Sydney, Della Young, B.C., Ted (Melanie), Fredericton, N.B., Sheila (Sheldon) Martin, Howie Centre, Cory (Angela), Sydney; her wonderful grandchildren, Crystal, Amanda, Ashley, Jessica, Kayla, Chelsea, Jaden, Nicky, Shiloh, Kerissa; her precious great-grandchildren, Hannah, Shyanne and Leland. She is also survived by her six sisters, seven brothers, as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her daughter, Judy Ann, one sister and three brothers. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, from 9-10 a.m. at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, with a memorial service to follow at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Fr. D Deveraux officiating. Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com

 

 

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