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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
December 2014


EVELY, Ruth (Prosser)
The Cape Breton Post, December 29, 2014
Born In: Isle aux Morts Newfoundland on: March 17th, 1930
Passed on: December 27th, 2014

It is with heavy hearts, we the family of Ruth (Prosser) Evely announce her sudden passing on Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014. Born in Isle aux Morts, Newfoundland, Mom was the daughter of the late George and Emma (Organ) Prosser. She lived most of her life in Whitney Pier with her husband and lifelong partner of 67 years, Lloyd Evely. A devoted and loving mother, Mom leaves behind her eight children: sons, Gary (Elaine), Ron (Joanne) and George (Rhonda); daughters, Ruth(Barry) Sando, Sandra Evely, Beverly (Chris) Tamm, Valerie (Allister Rudderham) Evely and Joanne (David) Pyke. She will be greatly missed by her 14 grandchildren, Jennifer, Shauna, Tracey, Deanna, Lia, Lindsay, Jeff, Jaclyn, Leah, Brad, Craig, David, Erin and Sarah, and 13 great-grandchildren. Mom is survived by her brother George Prosser, and predeceased by brothers, Ralph, Walter, Kenny, Donnie, Randolph (Porky), sister, Loretta. She also leaves behind many special nieces and nephews.

A talented sewer, quilter and baker, Mom had many special friends with whom she shared holidays, birthdays and anniversaries. She was an avid quilter and shared her skill with many in the local community. For many years she was a member of the UCW at Trinity United Church. At the family's request there will be no visitation. A service in celebration of Mom's life will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, 11 a.m., at St. Alban's Church, Whitney Pier, Archdeaon Brenda Drake officiating with a reception to follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at or email

FIFIELD, Steven William
The Cape Breton Post, December 6, 2014
Born In: Sydney on: December 19th, 1952
Passed in: Sydney on: December 1st, 2014

It is with great sorrow that we, the family, announce the passing of Steven William Fifield on Dec. 1, 2014. Born in Sydney on Dec. 19, 1952, Steven was the son of the late Howard and Sarah 'Fanny' (Moores) Fifield. His father was born in Sydney, his mother Flowers Cove, Nfld. Steven is survived by his loving wife, Delores (Sparling); sons, Carl (Tanya) and Steve (Becky) and grandsons, Carter and William.

A born salesman, Steven began his career at the Metropolitan Store and then went on to work for Nestle Canada as the sales representative for Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. He was the owner and operator of Fifield Supply and most recently worked in the oil sands in Alberta with Local 92.

Steven is also survived by his sisters, Louise (Lou) Chisling, Seliena (Kenny) King, Marjorie (Mike) Chisholm and brother, Karl (Sandra); sisters-in-law, Joan (Ron) Donovan, Korena (Ken) and Carol Ann and brothers-in-law, George (Clara), Roland (Joan), Collin (Diane) and Gregory (Shirley). Besides his parents, Steven was predeceased by his brother, John William in infancy and grandparents, William and Louisa (Fisher) Fifield and Steven and Seliena Moores. As well as, George and Gertrude Sparling and sister-in-law, Darlene. He will be missed by his many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Steven was very proud of each one of them and always reminded them how much he cared for and loved them. Always one to help he would never see another man stranded. A man with a heart full of love, kindness, and humour is how Steven shall be remembered by those close to him and strangers alike. In his time, Steven loved baseball, hunting, fishing, being on the road, harness racing and above all else his family. Love ya, Buds!

A memorial service will be held on Monday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. at Sydney Memorial Chapel, Rev. Bill Burke officiating. In lieu flowers, a donation can be made to the Mental Health Fund or the Cancer Patient Care Fund at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at or email

MacLEAN, Ruth (Edmonds), 68
The Cape Breton Post, December 30, 2014
Sydney Mines

It is with broken hearts that we, the family, announce the passing of our loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, Ruth (Edmunds) MacLean, age 68, on Sunday, December 28, 2014, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in Burnt Islands, Newfoundland on May 5, 1946, Ruth was the daughter of the late Capt. Thomas and Clarissa (Leamon) Edmunds. A very devoted member of Trinity Anglican Church, Sydney Mines, Ruth impacted the lives of many, many people with her dedication and hard work, always putting the wants and needs of others before her own. A member of the ACW, Ruth spent many hours working for the betterment of her parish church. Her strong faith was her mainstay, and impressed all who knew her.

Ruth is survived by her husband, Harold MacLean; her two sons, John (Sandra), Sooke, BC; Lorne, Brantford, Ontario; her grandsons, Darrell and Bradley in BC; her granddaughters, Stephanie in BC, Marissa and Michayla, Brantford, Ontario, and by three great-grandchildren. Ruth is also survived by her sisters, Shirley Clarkson, Sydney Mines; Diana (Gary Morris) Tantallon, NS; and Linda (John Miles), North Sydney. Also surviving are her brothers, John, North Sydney; Tom (Regeana), North Sydney; Ron (Dawn Folks), Port Williams, NS; and, Terry, Halifax, NS. Besides her parents, Ruth was predeceased by a son, Harold, in infancy; and her parents-in-law, John Thomas and Catherine MacLean.

Visitation for Ruth MacLean will be held on Thursday, January 1, 2015, from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. in J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines. A celebration of her life will take place on Friday at 11:00 a.m. in Trinity Anglican Church, with Rev. Stacey LeMoine officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ruth's memory may be made to Trinity Anglican Church or a charity of your choice. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the public at

TAIT, Catherine 'Bell'
The Cape Breton Post, December 23, 2014
Born In: Grand Bank, Canada
Passed in: Oakville, Canada on: December 18th, 2014

Peacefully in Oakville, Ont., shortly after sunrise on Dec. 18, 2014, our mom Catherine 'Bell' Tait passed away with her daughters Ruth and Coreen by her side. Born in Grand Bank, N.L., in 1921 to parents Curtis and Lillian (Evans) Mullins, she came to Cape Breton at age 11 and fell in love with her island. Mom spent her life in Bras d'Or, Sydney Mines and North Sydney and in later years Oakville, Ont. She ran her sewing business firstly from her home and then a successful tailoress shop on Main Street, Sydney Mines. Encouraged by her husband Henry, she began to paint. Many of her paintings hand in homes of people all over Canada and the U.S. especially in the homes of family and friends. Together with her husband Henry they raised a family of four daughters and enjoyed sewing for them, camping, hiking and travelling.

She is survived by four daughters, Lillian Gillan, Sydney Mines, Sandra (Warren) Murley, Amherst, Coreen (John) Schempf, Citrus Springs, Fla., Ruth (Frank) Rocchetti, Oakville, Ont.; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She loved them all. Also surviving are a sister-in-law, Minnie MacLean; brother-in-law, Stuart Tait and many nieces, nephews and friends. Mom was predeceased by her husband Henry, two sisters, Mary (Mullins) Hood, Hazel (Jacob) Jensen, two very young brothers, Jess and Walter, great-grandson Donald Stephen Gillan and a special son-in-law, Donnie Gillan.

During her 93 years, she had many friends and relatives she helped and they in turn helped her. We, her family, are very thankful for all they did for her. Everybody enjoyed the cinnamon buns she delivered, in her favourite baskets, all over Cape Breton. Bell was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses in North Sydney and later in Oakville, Ont. A memorial service will be held in Oakville early in the new year. Memorial donations to a charity of one's choice will be appreciated.

WHITE, Florence (Kendall)
The Cape Breton Post, December 9, 2014
Born In: North Sydney on: April 16th, 1933
Passed in: Sydney Mines on: December 7th, 2014

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Florence White, age 81 at the Northside General Hospital, on Sunday Dec. 7, 2014. Born in North Sydney, April 16, 1933, she was the daughter of the Late Joseph Kendall, Conception Bay Newfoundland and Mary Florence Kendall (Gilliam), Channel, Newfoundland. Florence is survived by her sisters, Mildred Archibald and Majorie Crews; both living in Ontario. She will be especially missed by her daughter Nancy (Paul); grandchildren, Tiffany and Daniel and her sons, Brian (Pauline); grandchildren Lindsay and Andre, David (Susan); grandchildren Randy, Kendra and Hannah and Donald (Karin); grandchildren Erica, Allison and Rebecca. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Florence was predeceased by the love of her life, her adoring husband George White. She was also predeceased by six brothers, Freeman Kendall, Joseph Kendall, Arthur Buck Kendall, Russell Kendall, Harry Kendall and Gordan Kendall (infant) and also four sisters, Gertie Thornhill, Edith Johnson, Rita Archibald and Julia Kendall (infant). Florence was a member of Trinity Anglican Church in Sydney Mines. Regularly, Florence would be found with her 'Daily Bread' Bible readings.

Visitation with the family will be held Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home, 10 Clyde Ave., Sydney Mines. The funeral service will take place Thursday, 11 a.m. at Trinity Anglican Church in Sydney Mines, with Rev. Stacey LeMoine officiating. Interment will take place in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney, at a later date. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. McKeough, Dr. Knott, and the nursing staff at the Northside General Hospital for all their compassionate care. Florence's kind heart and always her caring manner will be missed by all who knew her. A heartfelt 'Thank you' goes out to all those people in Florence's neighbourhood who always helped in many ways throughout the years - giving her a drive when they saw her walking to town, mowing her lawn, shoveling snow and many more acts of kindness. Donations in Florence's memory may be made to the Northside General Hospital or Trinity Anglican Church. Messages and memorials may be directed to the White family by visiting



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