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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
October 2013


COOPER, Malcom Vernon Gary
The Cape Breton Post, November 9, 2013
Born: January 17th, 1946
Passed on: October 26th, 2013 in Howie Centre

It is with heavy hearts, that we, the family of Gary Cooper, of Howie Centre, regret to announce his passing at the age of 67 in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, after a short battle with cancer. Born in Newfoundland, Gary worked as a fisherman with National Sea, then, later in life, he worked with Dilney Landscaping. He was a former volunteer fireman with East Bay Volunteer Fire Department. Gary leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories, his wife of 39 years, Beverly (Harris); daughters, Cheryl (Craig) Wylde, Howie Centre, and Sarah (Joe) MacMullin, Marion Bridge; mother, Dorothy (nee Sparkes); sisters, Jacqueline (Ted) Crocker and Martina (Terry) Kelly, both of Fort Saskatchewan, Rosemary (Wayne) Brown, Newfoundland; brothers, Alex (Val), Labrador, Stanley 'Junior' (Doris) and Rick (Cheryl), both of Fort Saskatchewan and Boyd (Debbie), Sackville; sister-in-law, Vivian Cooper, Dartmouth; grandchildren, Alicia, Aulay, Emily, Kyle and a large circle of family and friends. He was predeceased by his father, Stanley Sr. and a brother, Ray. Cremation has taken place at Gary's request. A memorial service will take place today (Saturday, Nov. 9), at 2 p.m. in Sydney Memorial Chapel, with Majors Kent and Dena Hepditch officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Cancer Centre at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Condolences may be sent to the family at or email

The Cape Breton Post, October 25, 2013
Born In: St. Anthony, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed in: Sydney, on: October 29th, 2013

It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of our daughter Amanda Le Templier on Oct. 23, 2013, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, with family at her side. Born in St. Anthony, N.L., she was the daughter of Blair 'Chad' McPhee, stepdad and Lori Le Templier. Amanda was a member of St. Theresa Church in Blanc Sablon. She was employed with My Cape Breton Home, both in North Sydney and in Westmount. She enjoy working with seniors. Amanda loved spending time shopping and spending time with her sister and brothers and family. She enjoyed her company with her dog Keisha. Surviving are her parents and sister, Brianna Le Templier; brothers, Dillon, Zackary; stepbrothers, Blair McPhee and Dillon McPhee. Predeceased by her grandmother, Beatrice Le Templier. Funeral service is 10 a.m., Monday, Oct. 28 in St. Theresa Church in Blanc Sadlon, N.L. Burial in parish cemetery. Donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Society. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Patten Funeral Home, Glace Bay.

PITCHER, Ruby Blanche
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, October 28, 2013
PITCHER, Ruby Blanche
- 87, Port Hawkesbury, passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on Friday, October 25th, 2013, in the Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home. She was born in Clarenville, Newfoundland on May 20th, 1926 and was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Catherine (Marsh) Balsom.
Ruby owned and operated her own convenience store in Coxheath for many years. After moving to Port Hawkesbury, she worked at the Port Hawkesbury Bowling Alley lunch counter, than retired as an Assistant Manager at the Red Grill Restaurant (Woolco) after 26 years of service. In her spare time, knitting, travelling and playing cards were Ruby's favourite past times. She was also known for her wonderful sense of humor, witty comebacks and her ability to make people laugh. Ruby was a loving mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her family was loved very dearly and always came first in her life. She was a caring, compassionate and generous person who always catered to the needs of others. Along with the love she showed her family, Ruby had a great passion for her home of Newfoundland. It was a well known fact that she was proud to consider herself a "tough Newfie". Any day was a good day if it was spent on "The Rock".
She is survived by children, Linda Paris, Halifax; Shirley (Lionel) Marchand, Port Hawkesbury; Keith (Louise), Halifax; Gary, Calgary; grandchildren Vanessa, Thane, Denise, Jim, Patricia, Natasha, Nicholas and Kayla as well as 10 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by twin sisters, Hazel Bursey and Hilda Blanchard, of Newfoundland. She is predeceased by son, Donald (Dianne); twin grandsons, Kenneth and Daniel; brothers, Melvin, Frank and Reginald; sisters, Gloria, Donna, Bonnie, Elsie and Maude. Ruby will be truly missed by those who knew and loved her.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be Monday, Oct 28th from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m. in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Funeral service is to be held from St. Mark's United Church, Port Hawkesbury on Tuesday, October 29th at 11 a.m. with Nan Corrigan officiating. Burial is St. Joseph cemetery, Port Hawkesbury. The family would like to thank the staff of the Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home for the devotion, care and compassion shown to Mom during her stay at the Home. We would also like to thank Dr. James Collins as well as the doctors and staff of the PCU at St. Martha's Regional Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Alzheimer's Society of Nova Scotia, The Heart and Stroke Foundation, or the Canadian Diabetic Association. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at

TUCKER, Susannah (Douglas)
The Cape Breton Post, October 22, 2013
Born In: Fortune, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia on: October 21st, 2013
Susannah Tucker
, a resident of Harbourstone Enhanced Care, Sydney (formerly, Monteith Avenue, Westmount) passed away Monday, Oct. 21, 2013. Born in Fortune, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Elizabeth (Martin) Douglas. Surviving are her daughters, Barb (Jim) Foley, Hamilton, Ont., Kay (Steve) Divinski, Grimsby, Ont. and Colleen (Lawrence) Blois, Westmount; son, Herb (Catherine), Blacketts Lake; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Susannah was predeceased by her husband, Herb; son, Doug; sister, Nel Lake and brothers, Clyde, Ronald, Spencer and Fred. There will be no visitation. A family graveside service will be held at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens at a later date. The family would like to thank Dr. Peter Jackson and the staff of Fisherman's Cove at Harbourstone Enhanced Care, Sydney. Condolences may be sent to the family at or email



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