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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
September 2013


HODDINOTT, Harold Angus
The Cape Breton Post, September 30, 2013
Born In: Brig Bay on: January 26th, 1940
Passed in: North Sydney on: September 28th, 2013

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, grandfather, brother and friend, Harold Angus Hoddinott, 73, on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. Born Jan. 26, 1940, in Brig Bay, Newfoundland, Angus was a son of the late Austin and Elsie (Samson) Hoddinott. He was predeceased by his wife, Alma (Butt) Hoddinott and two sisters, Hazel Moores and Rowena Chaisson. Angus is survived by two sons, David (Nancy) and Dean and a daughter, Elsie; five grandchildren, Cheryl (Scott), Katie, Taylor, Nicholas and Megan. Also by five sisters, Alfreda Rogers, Helen Sharpe, Juanita (Harrison) Gibbons, Ivy (Gerry) Burry, Ruby (Bob) Constantine; his special companion, Glenis Johnston and several nieces and nephews.
Angus was a past member of Royal Albert Masonic Lodge #19, past thrice Puissant Grand Master of Cape Breton Lodge of Perfection, Past Most Wise Sovereign of Isle Royal Chapter of Rose Croix. He was also past president of the Cape Breton Shrine Club, past patron of Munroe Chapter O.E.S., past District Deputy Grand Master of Cape Breton Center District, past Impressario and a member of the Nova Scotia Court No. 155 R.O.J.. Angus was also a member of the Nova Scotia Sovereign Consistory, the Philae Temple A.A.O.N.M.S. and Royal Order of Scotland. Angus was an active member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, he enjoyed his time camping, fishing, hunting and square dancing. His favourite time was spent with his grandchildren.
Special thanks to the Palliative Care Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital and the VON nursing service, we are forever grateful for your constant support. There will be no visitation by request. A funeral service for Angus will be held 3 p.m., Tuesday at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Rev. Carl Fraser officiating. Burial will take place at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Sick Children or St. John the Baptist Anglican Church. Online condolences may be sent to

MARSDEN, Edith Jane
The Cape Breton Post, September 25, 2013
Born In: Isle aux Morte
Passed in: Louisbourg on: September 24th, 2013

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Edith Jane Marsden on Sept. 24, 2013, at Harbour View Hospital, Sydney Mines. Born in Isle aux Morte, N.L., she was the daughter of the late James and Amelia (Huelin) Lefrense. Edith Jane moved to Louisbourg from Isle aux Morte in 1950. She was employed with National Sea Products for 37 years, retiring in 1988. While working she was very active in the union serving as treasurer for 25 years. Edith Jane was an active member of St. Bartholomew's Church, Louisbourg, and the ACW for many years. She was also a longtime member of the LOBA Lodge and True Blue Lodge. Until recent years, she was a member of the Louisbourg Seniors Club where she especially enjoyed playing cards and bingo with her many friends.
Edith is survived by her daughter, Lorraine Murphy, Ontario; daughter-in-law, Mary Marsden, Louisbourg; grandchildren, Gary (Brenda) Kendall, Main-a-Dieu, Kelly Kendall (Glenn), Sydney, Claudette (Jim) Gale, Wayne (Tara) Murphy, Dana Murphy, all of Ontario; great-grandchildren, Ryan, Mathew and Dean Kendall, Kayla Kendall, Olivia and David Gale and Gracelynn Murphy; her first great-great-grandchild, Gracie Ann Marie Kendall. She is also survived by her sister, Hilda (Garland) Thorne; brother-in-law, Eric Meade; as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Cecil Marsden, daughter, Frances Kendall, sons, Dorman and Walter, sisters, Marion Morrison and Alma Meade, brothers, Walter and Eli Lefrense.
Visitation will be held Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the St. Bartholomew's Church, Louisbourg. A funeral service will take place 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at the St. Bartholomew's Church with Rev. Laura McCue officiating. Interment to follow in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Bartholomew's Church or a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to our web page at

SPENCER, Patrick
The Cape Breton Post, September 28, 2013
Born In: Port Aux Basques
Passed in: North Sydney on: September 26th, 2013

It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Patrick Spencer, beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Port Aux Basques, Nfld., Patrick was the son of the late Steven and Emma (Butt) Spencer. Patrick was employed as a Quartermaster with the Marine Atlantic vessels for 32 years until his retirement. He was a member of St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney. He is survived by his wife Mary (White) (MacDonald) Spencer; his son Steven (Barb) Spencer, Oshawa, ON.; and daughter Patricia (Earl) Boutilier, North Sydney; his step-children Patricia (Bob) Ben, ON, Angela (Reg) Farrell, St. John's, William MacDonald, North Sydney, Raymond (Barb) MacDonald, Fort McMurray, Gail (John) Parsons, Little Bras d'Or, Mary Arlene (Jim) Aitken, Hinton, AB.; his brother Ross Spencer; and sister Pauline Samms and step-brothers Frank and Bob Matthews. Also surviving are 16 grandchildren Paul, Graham, Jenna, Daniel, Suzanne, Robbie, Kent, Kelda, Colleen, John, Craig, Melissa, Sasha, James, Necha, Raymond and 18 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife Viola Kaizer and his daughter Mary Ann MacDonald; brothers Steven, Sidney, Henry and George and sisters Eileen and Ruth. There will be no visitation. A funeral service for Pat will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday at St. Matthew Wesley United Church with Rev. David Luker officiating. Burial to take place at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Online condolences may be sent



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