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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
March 2014

 

BUFFETT, Winnie G. (Shepherd)
The Cape Breton Post, March 11, 2014
Born In: Rose Blanche
Passed in: North Sydney on: March 10th, 2014

It is with deep sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Winnie Gladys Buffett, 90, beloved mother, grandmother, sister and aunt on Monday, March 10, 2014, at the Northside Community Guest Home. Born in Rose Blanche, Newfoundland, Winnie was the daughter of the late Aaron and Elizabeth (Best) Shepherd. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney and also a member of the North Sydney Senior Citizens & Pensioners Club. She is survived by her only son, Jim (Karen) Buffett and her cherished grandson, Peter Buffett, Sydney Mines. Also surviving are her brother, Charlie Shepherd and three sisters, Ellen Bugden, Hazel Johnston and Harriett (Russell) Scott, all of North Sydney, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur Buffett, her sister, Marion (Robert) Cadden, sisters-in-law, Henrietta Shepherd, Anne (Dorman) Poole, brothers-in-law, Traver Bugden, Fred Johnston and James (Amelia) Buffett. Visitation for Winnie will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Trinity Anglican Church in Sydney Mines with Rev. Stacey Lemoine officiating. Burial will take place at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com


McDOUGALL, Gladys
Born In: Belloram
Passed in: North Sydney on: March 16th, 2014

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother and sister, Gladys M. McDougall, 89, on Sunday, March 16, 2014, at the Northside Community Guest Home, North Sydney, after a long battle with Alzheimers disease. Gladys was born in Belloram, Newfoundland, a daughter of the late Ralph and Cora (Bishop) Skinner. She was a longtime resident of Brook Street, North Sydney, and was a member of St. Joseph Church. Gladys is survived by her son, Bill (Louise) McDougall, Groves Point, N.S.; two daughters, Anne (Bernie) Bouchard, North Sydney, and Stella (Bruce) Canderlic, Lower Sackville N.S.; her eight grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren; by her two brothers, Lance Skinner, Gander, N.L., Steve Skinner, B.C. Gladys was predeceased by her husband, Angus Joseph MacDougall, her sisters, Sadie Roberts, Hilda Strobridge and brother, Bob Skinner. No visitation will be held by request. A private family service and burial will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com


SPARKES, E. Mae
The Cape Breton Post, March 29, 2014
Born In: St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada on: December 16th, 1938
Passed in: Sydney, Canada on: March 28th, 2014
It is with heavy hearts and a feeling of great loss, we the family of Mae Sparkes regret to announce her passing on March 28, 2014, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Born in St. John's, Nfld., on Dec 16, 1938, Mae was the oldest child of the late Arthur and Aletha (Dwyer) Farr. Mae was a resident of MacGillivary Guest home. She was a very kind hearted woman and will be sadly missed by many family and friends.

She was well known across Cape Breton for her psychic ability. Some of her amusing stories have been captured in her biography "A Psychic Journey". In her earlier years she worked for Major Foods at various high schools. She is survived by her children, Rose (Donnie) Flood, Gordon (Dolly), Melvin (Lynn), Mae (Allison) Campbell and Shirley (Billy) Corbett; grandchildren, John (Melissa), Ryan (Stephanie), Mallory (Geoff), Shantel, Samantha, Branden, April, Chelsea, Cole and Tamara; great-grandchildren, Matthew, Jessica, Brett and Noah; sisters, Betty Guisti, Shirley (Wayne) Moore, Marie Farr and Heather (Glen) Hanna; brother, Gord (Julia) Farr; sisters-in-law, JoAnne (Frank) Adey, Jessie Farr and Cecilia Farr; as well as brothers-in-law, Kenny Redquest, Steve Wells, Woodrow (Sharon) Sparkes, Donald (Nancy) Sparkes, Gerald (Marg) Sparkes, Ernest (Georgette) Sparkes, Melvin Sparkes and John Crane. Besides her parents, Mae was predeceased by her husband, Gorden; brothers, John, Tom, Roland and George, sisters, Sandra and Christine, brother-in-law, Jerry, Lynn, Carmen, Roy, Garfield and Winston and sisters-in-law, Sandra, Audrey, Mary, Evelyn and Shirley.

Visitation for the late Mae Sparkes will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd., Sydney, today (Saturday, Mar. 29, 2014) from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday, Mar. 30 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to celebrate the life of Mae Sparkes will be held on Monday, Mar. 31, at 11 a.m. in The Salvation Army Sydney Community Church, 55 Inglis St., Sydney, with Major Kent Hepditch officiating. Donations in memory of Mae may be made to the MacGillivary Guest Home or charity of one's choice.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff of MacGillivary Guest home, Dr. Carol Critchley, Dr. Paul MacDonald and the staff of 4A at the CBRH for the excellent care of our mom. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home. Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.pierfuneralhome.com


TETFORD, Jim
The Cape Breton Post, March 22, 2014
Born In: Harbour Grace, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed in: Canada

God paid another visit to our family on Thursday evening past. He fastened a beautiful pair of wings to Jim's body and took him to Heaven. Knowing Jim - he double checked the knots.
Jim was born in Harbour Grace, Nfld. in 1946. He was the first born of proud parents Annabelle (Taylor) and Frank Tetford and big brother to "his girls" Frances (Fran) and Barb. He spent his first 30 years in Newfoundland where he fished the high seas on his uncle Gord's dragger and worked at the Fish Plant with his father. Jim learned the skills of the fishing trade at the hands of masters; he could tie a double fisherman's knot that would stump Harry Houdini.
Jim met the love of his life, Janet Howell, in Newfoundland and they soon crossed the water to make their home on Prince Edward Island. His strong work ethic and honesty meant he was never on the pogie. Jim found work at Island Auto Supply where he became the right hand man and good friend to the owner, Harvey Livingstone. He was loyal to the core and stayed with Harvey for more than 30 years.
Just before he retired at age 65, Jim and Janet had one of those talks. You know the type. Work is done. No kids. We're not spring chickens. What now? Jim missed his girls. Decision made. They sold the family home, rented a U-Haul and crossed the water once again. This time to Cape Breton Island, the place his sisters called home. (You should have seen what they packed into that U-Haul). Really!
Jim and Janet settled at Emerald Court in New Waterford, a strategic location almost centered between Fran and Barb's houses. They would call it home for the next three years. They fit right in. Jim was an easy friend - you met him, he smiled and friendship just happened. It was part of his character. He was a quiet man with simple tastes. He loved to putter around outside and chat with the neighbours. Boy, could he crack a joke. He cooked up the best "Newfoundland Sunday Dinner" you ever tasted and was the King of the barbecue. Jim loved to take Janet for drives all over the Island. He especially enjoyed sitting at Fort Petrie watching the Newfoundland Ferry heading back home. But most of all, he treasured the time he spent with his girls - Janet, Fran, Barb and his furry four legged nieces, Shelby, Abby and Miss Rosey. God, they'll miss him.
Left to cherish the memories are his precious girls, Janet, Fran Campbell, Barb Drake (Steve), Miss Rosey and Abby; sisters-in-law, Isabelle (Howard) Worthman, June (Rayfield) Dalley, Claudette Howell, and Maxine Clarke of Newfoundland; brother-in-law, Ken (Kathy) Howell of Halifax and numerous nieces and nephews. Jim is in heaven with his parents Frank and Annie; his mother and father-in-law, Janet and Harry Howell; his brother-in-law, Kevin Campbell and his sisters-in-law, Cybil Howell and Harriet Short. No doubt Shelby is by his side wagging her tail with pure joy.
Fly high Jim. We will miss you forever.
Visitation will be Sunday, March 23 from 3-6 p.m. at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. Jim will rest at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25 at the Calvin United Church, Hudson Street, New Waterford, where a celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. with Rev. Duncan Roach officiating. Afterward, all are welcome to join Jim's family and friends in the Family Room at the Church for hugs, tears, smiles and a few stories about God's newest angel. Jim will be interred with his parents in Newfoundland at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation Online condolences may be expressed at www.vjmcgillivray.ca


WHITE, Cornelius 'Con'
Born In: Codroy Valley on: July 30th, 1913
Passed in: Sydney Mines on: March 19th, 2014
Cornelius 'Con' White
, age 100, passed away at the veterans unit of the Harbour View Nursing Home in Sydney Mines on March 19, 2014. Con was born in the Codroy Valley, Nfld., on July 30, 1913, the youngest of 13 children of the late Sylvester and Bridget (Chiasson) LeBlanc, who were originally from Cheticamp. Con was predeceased by his wife, Margaret (McNamara) from Reserve Mines and his sons, Cornelius (Con junior), Gerald, and son-in-law, Greg Roche. He is survived by his children, Lloyd (Christie), Jean Roche, Melvin, Fred (Jean), Marlene Holt (Jeff); daughters-in-law, Shirley and Anne. Con took great delight in his grandchildren, Michelle, Michael, Melissa, Martin, Sheila, Laura, Kathleen, Madeline, Vanessa, Andrew, Stephen and David; his great-grandchildren, Jillian, Mallory, Keegan, Rachel, Alex, Ethan, Dillon, Brody, Killian, Cowen and Cade and his great-great-grandchildren, Kallum and Rory.
Con moved from Nfld. to Reserve Mines in 1921 at age eight. He worked in the coal mines at an early age.
Con was a veteran of the Second World War, serving overseas as a gunner in the artillery. He fought in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. Following the war he returned to Reserve Mines and worked in the coal mines and at Hard Rock Mines. He moved the family to Big Pond in 1949 and worked at his farm for many years. He also worked as a carpenter.
Dad's many interests included tracing his family roots in Cheticamp and meeting many cousins and family members, including Elizabeth LeFort, the well known rug hooker. He was a dedicated supporter of the NDP and was overjoyed when they won the Provincial election.
One of Dad's goals was to reach his 100th birthday which we celebrated in July 2013 with parties and family gatherings. Con was a member of the East Bay Branch 151 Legion. He was recently awarded a 15 year legion pin.
Our family wish to thank the staff at the veterans unit of the Harbour View Nursing Home in Sydney Mines. Dad had been a resident there since April, 2010. He loved living there and called it "home". The staff treated Dad like a king and enjoyed teasing him as much as he teased them. They were very caring and compassionate to Dad and our family especially during his brief illness in his final days.
Cremation has taken place. Dad's funeral mass will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Big Pond, in the summer when many of his beloved family members will gather. Details of his funeral will be published at a later date.
Donations in memory of Con can be made to a charity of your choice.
We will remember Dad as a happy, fun-loving person who had a positive outlook throughout his whole, long life. Dad passed away peacefully on the Feast Day of Saint Joseph, the Patron Saint of a Happy Death. Saint Joseph, pray for us.
Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com

 

 

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