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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
August 2014


CORBETT, Mary Catherine 'Kay'
The Cape Breton Post,Sydney, August 30, 2014
Born In: Holyrood, Newfoundland and Labrador, on: December 12th, 1929
Passed in: Sydney, on: August 29th, 2014

It is with great sadness that the family announces the peaceful passing of their aunt, Mary Catherine Corbett on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 at The Cove Guest Home, Sydney, where she had resided for the past five years. Born in Holyrood, Nfld., on Dec. 12, 1929, Kay was the daughter of the late Bartholomew and Catherine (Healey) Corbett. Kay was a member of Holy Redeemer parish. She worked for a number of years at MacLeod's Book Store and later at MacLean Industrial Supplies. Kay will be remembered by family and friends as a kind and caring person.

Kay is survived by her sister, Theresa MacLean; sister-in-law, Gertie Corbett and a large number of nieces and nephews and their families. Besides her parents, Kay was predeceased by her sisters, Mary Corbett and Anastasia Cuddihy and brothers, Bill, Bart and Ambrose. In accordance with Kay's wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. Funeral mass will be celebrated at Holy Redeemer Church on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, at 11 a.m. with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Light refreshments will be served following the mass at Pier Community Funeral Home, reception area. Interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. As an expression of sympathy, donations in Kay's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to The Cove Guest Home, in particular the staff of Skylight unit for their kindness, compassion and friendship during Kay's time at The Cove. A special thank you as well, to Marilyn and Warren Zisserson for their many years of support and friendship. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home. Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at

DINGWELL, Murdoch Edward, 94
The Cape Breton Post, August 20, 2014
Murdoch Edward Dingwell
passed away Monday, August 18, 2014, at Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born December 5, 1919, in Port aux Basques, Newfoundland, he was a son of the late John and Violet (Rogers) Dingwell. Murdoch was in service with the Newfoundland and Canadian Governments for 44 years, first with HM Customs, Port aux Basques, Newfoundland from 1941-1949 and then with Canadian Immigration at the Gander Airport and then in Sydney. He was a member of the United Church and attended churches in Newfoundland, St. Andrew's in Sydney and most recently at Knox United in Lower Sackville.

Murdoch is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Alma Elvina (Stratton); children, Carson (Debbie) Dingwell, Dartmouth; John Dingwell, Toronto; Margaret (Arleigh) Hillman, Lower Sackville; grandchildren, Angela (Dingwell) Woods and Tammy (Dingwell) Cadegan, Fort McMurray; John, Katie and Emily Hillman, Lower Sackville; great grandchildren, Farrah Woods and Kaleigh Cadegan; sisters, Blanche and Rosemary; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sisters, Myrtle, Gwen, Joan and Sue; brothers, Rod, Rex and Arch.

The family is grateful to the staff on 8.4 of The Infirmary for the compassionate care provided to him. All are welcome to attend a graveside interment service that will be held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, August 21, 2014, in Oakridge Memory Gardens, 1078 Old Sackville Road, Middle Sackville. In lieu of flowers, donations in Murdoch's memory to Knox United Church (General Fund), P.O. Box 210, Lower Sackville, NS B4C 2S9 or Shriners Hospital for Children, 3530 Connolly St., Halifax, NS B3K 5M7 are welcomed. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall-Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Murdoch's obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at:

WHITTY, Stella Pearl
The Cape Breton Post, August 7, 2014
Born In: Change Islands, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed in: Sydney, Canada on: August 5th, 2014
Stella Pearl Whitty
, of High Street, North Sydney, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Change Islands, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Mark and Lily Hoffe. Surviving are her husband, Daniel; daughters, Jeannie, Ont. and Patsy, Alta.; son, Frankie (Cathy), North Sydney; stepchildren, Sharon, Ont., Brenda (Grant), Middle Sackville, Donna (Rick), Danny (Roberta) and Michael, all of Ont.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Stella was predeceased by her grandson, Trevor. There will be no visitation. A funeral mass will be held at St. Peter's Church, Ingonish on Saturday 11 a.m., with Rev. Guria Lazrus officiating. Interment in St. Peter's Cemetery. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at or email



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