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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
July 2013


COLLIS, Wilfred
The Cape Breton Post, July 17, 2013
Born In: Fortune Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador on: December 20th, 1930
Passed in: North Sydney on: July 16th, 2013

With heartfelt sadness we, the family, announce the sudden passing of Wilfred Collis, 82, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at his residence. Wilfred was born on Dec. 10, 1930, on Brunett Island, Fortune Bay, N.L, the son of the late Richard and Suzannah (Mullins) (Baker) Collis.
Wilfred was employed by the Newfoundland Railway and later CN Marine Ferry Service, where he worked his way up to Chief Steward. He finally came ashore as cost controller with CN Marine until his retirement. Wilfred was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church. He was past master of the Royal Albert Masonic Lodge #19, North Sydney where he received his 50-year Jewel in 2012. He was also a member of the Lodge of Perfection, Valley of Sydney and the Keith Sovereign Chapter of Rose Croix, receiving 15-18 degrees. He was also a member of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, NS Consistory, receiving 19-32 degrees. Wilfred was inducted into the Shriners Phelae Temple, Halifax, in 1977 and was a member of the Cape Breton Shrine Club. He was a past patron of the Munroe Chapter #26 O.E.S. North Sydney.
He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Amelia (Baker) Collis; his two sons, Richard (Heather), Big Bras d'Or, Barry (Brenda), Dartmouth; and daughter, Annette (Charlie), Sydney Mines; his grandchildren, Genevieve, Sean, Adam, Diane, Shannon and Cassie and four great-grandchildren, Zander, Easton, Nadia and Nolan. Also surviving are his brothers, Jim (Phyllis) Baker, Sydney, and Leonard (Pat) Baker, Rencontre East, and a number of nieces and nephews. Wilfred was predeceased by his brothers Edwin Collis and Hubert Baker.
Visitation for Wilfred will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Thursday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Friday at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Rev. Carl Fraser officiating. Burial will take place at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Family flowers only, memorial donations may be made to St. John the Baptist Anglican Church or Shriners Crippled Children Fund. Online condolences may be sent to

JANES, Mary Eva (Martin)
The Cape Breton Post, July 15, 2013
Born In: Harbour Grace, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada on: April 27th, 1922
Passed in: Dominion, Canada on: July 12th, 2013
Mary Eva Janes (Martin),
91, of Dominion, N.S., passed away peacefully on Friday, July 12, 2013, at the Seaview Manor, Glace Bay. Eva (born 27 April, 1922) was one of 16 children born to Agnes (O'Neill) and William Martin of Harbour Grace, N.L. She dedicated her life to her family and will be remembered for her great sense of humour. Her children hold many precious memories of the summers spent at Crooked Lake Road beach, Framboise. Eva is survived by three children, Bridget Fitzgerald, Timberlea, Dauphinee (Ron) Gaida, Alberta, and Joseph also from Alberta.; 11 grandchildren, Carolann, Wendy, Sharon, Brian, Denise, Breton, Karla, Allan, Ashley, Roland and Jennifer; 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild as well as sisters, Aggie, Saskatchewan, Annie, Newfoundland, and Gladys, Sydney. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles in 1997, three children, Charlie, Charlene and Howard, sisters, Nell, Theresa, Marguerite, Kathleen, Gertrude, Maureen, Shirley and Eileen, and brothers, John, Alf, Leonard, Andrew and Walter. Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 17 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Thursday, July 18 in Patten Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Myrna MacMullin officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. Donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Online condolences can be sent to the family at

The Cape Breton Post, July 19, 2013
Born In: Come By Chance, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed in: New Waterford, Canada
Passed on: July 17th, 2013

It is with sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Nita Dallas MacPherson, 53, of New Waterford, on July 17, 2013, at home following a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Come By Chance, Newfoundland, she was a daughter of the late Grace Smith.
Nita was a groundskeeper and special needs assistant at Don Bosco School in Whitney Pier, George D. Lewis School in Louisbourg, and Sydney Academy from 1990-1999. She then moved on to become a PCW and was employed at Breton Bay and Harbourstone Nursing Homes until her retirement in 2010. Nita became very close to two of her co-workers who were soon considered adopted sisters, Brenda Leach (Wayne) and Donna Carrigan (Wayne). The three were commonly referred to as 'the cavewomen'. Nita loved radio bingo, darts, fishing and going out on the ATV. She also enjoyed a good drink and singing a tune. Her loved ones and friends often called her 'the Newfie Brawler'. Nita was a member of Calvin United Church, New Waterford.
Surviving are her husband, Curtis MacPherson; daughters, Vanessa Allen, Sydney, Kimberly MacPherson (Paul Aucoin), New Waterford; sons, Terry (Danielle MacKinnon-Allen) Allen, Howie Centre, James Allen, Sydney, and Curtis Richard MacPherson, at home in New Waterford; brothers, James Lockyer (favourite sister-in-law, Connie), Gary Lockyer (Brenda), Rodney Lockyer (Sylvia), Casey Lockyer; sister, Beverly Lockyer, all of Newfoundland; special aunt Inez Barrett, B.C.; favourite cousin, Linda, Ontario; several nieces and nephews, especially favourite nieces, Robyn and Karly of Newfoundland. Besides her mother Grace, Nita was predeceased by a brother Chris Lockyer. Visitation will be held Saturday, July 20 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. The funeral service will take place Sunday at 3 p.m. in Calvin United Church with Rev. Duncan Roach officiating. Cremation will follow with a luncheon being held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 15, Plummer Avenue, immediately following the funeral service. Donations in her memory may be made to the Hospice/Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at



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