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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
February 2014


ABBOTT, Blanche
The Cape Breton Post, February 5, 2014
Born In: Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed in: Amherst, Nova Scotia, on: February 2nd, 2014
Blanche Elsie Abbott,
a resident of Gables Lodge, Amherst (formerly, Taylor St., Whitney Pier), passed away Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at Cumberland County Regional Hospital, Amherst, N.S. Born in Bonavista, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Harry and Deborah (Fleming) Etsell. Blanche was employed as housemother for the Sydney City Hospital School of Nursing. Following her retirement as housemother, she went to work at the Cape Breton Regional Vocational School, Sydney. Surviving are her daughter, April (Robert) Moore, Port Hastings and grandsons, Kyle and Jordan. Blanche was predeceased by her husband, Albert in 2008. Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Friday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held in the chapel on Saturday 11 a.m., with Rev. Eugene Fisher officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family at or email

The Cape Breton Post, February 3, 2014
Born In: St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed in: North Sydney on: February 2nd, 2014

Carmel passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, February 2, 2014 after a brief illness. Carmel was born and raised in St. John's Newfoundland one of eight children of Fred and Bernadette Molloy. Carmel moved to Cape Breton as a young woman with her late husband, Ronald Anderson. Following Ron's untimely death in 1970, Carmel resumed her career at Marine Atlantic in North Sydney while raising a young family. Carmel was an active volunteer with the North Sydney Food Bank and the Canadian Cancer Society. She also gave her time freely to her many friends and neighbours.
Carmel enjoyed the beauty of Cape Breton, particularly time spent at her cottage in Ross Ferry, a community she was proud to be a part of. She was an avid gardener and a skilled bridge player. She appreciated life's simple pleasures and was happiest outside and in the company of her many treasured friends, especially Marilyn and Alex Gilchrist
Carmel was predeceased by her parents and her husband, as well as her brother John Molloy and sisters Mary Daly and Alice Taylor; brothers-in-law Gerald, Jim and Harry Anderson, Albert Daly, Bill Morrissey, Bill Taylor, and Bill Comeau. Carmel is survived by her daughter Donna (Bert Currie) North Sydney; her son John (Denise Gallant) Sydney; grandchildren Andie Currie, Johnna Johnson (Matt), Ben Currie, Jennifer Anderson, and two great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Adrian Molloy (Bertha) Calgary, AB. and sisters Margaret Morrissey, St. John's, NL., Maureen Treslan (Dennis), St. Johns, NL. and Sheila Comeau, Bedford, NS; brother-in-law, Lloyd Anderson, Corner Brook, NL.; sisters-in-law Lorraine Anderson, Port Aux Basques, NL., Maureen Anderson, Kingston, NS., Maxine Anderson, Manuels, NL. and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 11a.m. at St. Joseph Church North Sydney with Rev. Vern Boutilier and Rev. Patrick O'Neill officiating. No visitation by request. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the VON Cape Breton or the Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Online condolences may be sent to
The Tide is flowing
with the Gale,
Heave Ho! my Lads,
set every Sail
to Blow us Home again.

CHIASSON, Margaret Mary
The Cape Breton Post, February 8, 2014
Born In: Newfoundland
Passed in: Sydney on: February 6th, 2014

It is with saddened hearts that we, the family, announce the passing of Margaret Mary Chiasson, on Feb. 6, 2014. at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Eva MacIsaac. Margaret is survived by her loving husband, Cyril Chiasson; son, Raymond Sharpe; daughters, Michelle Sharpe (Basil), Lori Mosher (Frank); grandson, Brady English. She is also survived by the furry love of her life, Baxter. Cremation has taken place, by Margaret's request a private family service will take place at a later date. Online condolences can be sent to our web page at

DOVE, Wilson
The Cape Breton Post, February 20, 2014
Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: February 19th, 2014

It is with broken hearts that we the family announce the passing of Wilson Dove on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Grand Falls, Newfoundland, he was the son of the late Plemeth and Emily Mae (Hines) Dove He was employed in Toronto Ontario for 42 years and moved home for retirement. As a young man he was in the Navy. He was truly an outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing and golfing. Wilson had a heart of gold, he will be deeply missed. Wilson is survived by his best friend and soul mate, Christina (Vern) Stockley; his children Dale, Halifax, Marcus, Toronto, Jason and Lance, Langley, B.C.; several grandchildren; step-mother, Lil, sisters, Shirley (Max) Legge, Gloria (Kevin) Gorman, Viola (Harold) Sparkes, Paula (Bill) Cowen, Georgina (Soren) Klein, Nena Abundo; brothers David (Charlotte), Ralph, Ron (Myrna) Gary, Lorne (Audrey) and Kevin (Nancy) as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers Eddie, Freddie, Wayne and Rick. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial service will take place 2 p.m. Friday, February 21, 2014 at the SW Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney with Pastor Harold Sparkes officiating. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at

The Cape Breton Post, February 7, 2014
Born In: Burgeo, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed in: North Sydney, on: February 5th, 2014

It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother and sister, Nina Jessome, age 94, on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 at the Northside General Hospital. Born in Burgeo, Nfld., Nina was the daughter of the late Henry and Annie Mae (Billard) Standing. Nina enjoyed knitting, sewing and quilting and spending time with her family. She is survived by her two daughters, Patricia 'Patsy' (Maurice) Tobin, Stoney Creek, Ont., Lois Jessome, Sydney, her two sons William Jessome, Sydney and Frederick (Tonia) Jessome, Ball's Creek, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, her sister Jessie Williams, Halifax, nieces and nephews. Nina was predeceased by her husband, Chalmers Jessome; her sisters, Alma Seury, Freda Clarke and Ivy Horton and stepsisters, Cora Thorton and Ada. There will be no visitation by request. A funeral service for Nina will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Fraser officiating. Burial will take place in Lakeside Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The War Amps. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Online condolences may be sent to

MacRAE, Teresita 'Terry' (Molloy)
The Cape Breton Post, February 8, 2014
Born In: St. Lawrence Nfld.on: April 8th, 1931
Passed in: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia on: February 1st, 2014
Teresita 'Terry' Olivia (Molloy) MacRae
passed away on Feb 1, 2014. Born April 8, 1931, daughter of Claude & Catherine Molloy St. Lawrence, Nfld., wife of Lloyd MacRae, West Arichat, N.S. Terry passed away at home with family.
Those who knew her loved her.
"In the heavens throughout the day, you watch over us and now can hear us pray.
You see us smile and shed a tear,
we always know you are near.
You are the angel of our eye, our angel in the sky."

Thanks to the staff at the Halifax Regional Crematorium. A service will be held in Newfoundland at a future date.



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