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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
December 2013


CARTER, Violet Jean
The Cape Breton Post, December 27, 2013
Born In: Harbour Grace, Canada
Passed in: North Sydney
Passed on: December 24th, 2013

It is with sadden hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Jean Carter, 92, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, sister and aunt on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at the Northside Community Guest Home. Born in Harbour Grace, N.L., Jean was the daughter of the late William and Margaret (Mercer) Edwards. She was a faithful member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney, where she taught Sunday school and confirmation classes, a member of the Altar and Knitting Guild and married couples. She was also a member of the Munroe Chapter Order of the Eastern Star. She is survived by her loving husband of 71 years, Chesley; her children, James (Paula) Carter, Wolfville, Lillian Holland, North Sydney, Rosalind (Roland) Guy, North Sydney, and Chesley Jr. (Dale) Carter, Dartmouth; her 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving is her sister Isabel Devin, N.L., and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother Albert, sisters Lillian and Barbara, son-in-law Barry Holland and great-granddaughter Kimber. Visitation for Jean will be held today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Rev. Debbie Strickland officiating. Burial will be at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to St. John the Baptist Anglican Church Fund or a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to

The Cape Breton Post, January 2, 2014
Born In: Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador on: August 11th, 1922
Passed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia on: December 29th, 2013
Martha Mullins
passed away peacefully at The Cove Guest Home, on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at the age of 91 years. Born in Bonavista, N.L., she was the daughter of the late George and Irene Dunn. She came to Sydney at a young age. Martha was an avid bowler and thoroughly enjoyed a good game of cards and bingo. Although unassuming in nature, there was always a mischievousness in the twinkle of her eyes. A good and fun lady, who will be sorely missed, but recalled with a host of happy memories. She will be lovingly missed by her son, Bill; grandsons, Jamie (Leslie) and Sandy (Kayla); great-grandchildren, Brodie, Cameron, Ciara and Morgan; sister Anne, sisters-in-law, Dorothy (Cyril) MacDonald, Florence (Dave) Sturgess, Sheila (Cecil) MacArthur, Anne, Marion and Anna; brothers-in-law, Ivan (Donna), Carmen (Wanda), Kenny (Wendy) and special niece-in-law, Annie Murphy. Besides her parents, Martha was predeceased by her husband Bill Mullins and sister Susie.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at 2 p.m., in the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, with a funeral service to follow at 3 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating. Online condolences can be sent to our web page at

READ, Donald 'Jim'
The Cape Breton Post, December 10, 2013
Passed in: Sydney Mines on: December 9th, 2013

It is with heavy hearts and deepest sorrow that we announce the death of Donald Read who passed peacefully at home on Monday, December 9, 2013. Born in NFLD he is survived by his daughter Stephanie (John Woodfine), Sydney Mines; brothers Vernon (Deanna), Montreal, George (Annie), Little Pond, Frank (Caroline), Lower Scakville, Ronnie (Sheila) Yarmouth as well as two grandchildren; Nicole and Kristi Gerrow and many neices and nephews. Jim is predeceased by his parents Percy and Laura Read; wife Christina (Teeny) Read; son Donald; brothers Calvin and Albert and his sister Lillian Read. As per Jim's request there will be no service. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of the Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Online condolences may be sent to
"You will be forever loved and missed"

WARR, Jessie
The Cape Breton Post, December 5, 2013
Born In: Bishop's Falls, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed in: Cole Harbour/North Sydney, Canada on: December 3rd, 2013

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, stepmother and grandmother Jessie Warr, 88, formerly of North Sydney, on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at Bisset Court Nursing Home in Cole Harbour, N.S. Born in Bishop's Falls, Newfoundland, Jessie was a daughter of the late William and Annie (Locke) Bennett. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church in Sydney and active in the women's ministries of the Church. She worked for a number of years for Northern Electric and the Parker Fountain Pen Company in Ontario. She is survived by her two sons, David (Sonya) Hawkins, Athabasca, Alberta, and Paul (Cindy) Hawkins, Lawrencetown, N.S.; her grandchildren, Carolina, Joshua, Aletia, Crystal and John Hawkins; great-grandchildren, Kallie, Summer, Lauren. She is also survived by a number of stepchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Gordon Hawkins, and her second husband, Norman Warr, her sister, Daisy Fry, and brothers, Roland and Hubert Bennett. Visitation for Jessie will be held from 7-9 p.m., Friday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service at 2 p.m., Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Ron Coole officiating. Burial at a later date in Churchville Cemetery in Ontario. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. Online condolences may be sent to



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