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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
May 2014


BYRNE, Allister
The Cape Breton Post, May 14, 2014
Born In: Glace Bay
Passed in: Glace Bay on: May 13th, 2014
Al Byrne
, 73, of Rebecca Street, Glace Bay, passed away at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mae (Davis) Byrne of Newfoundland. Al loved wood working and was a skilled and devoted carpenter who established A&R Carpentry Ltd. with his best friend, Ralph Young in 1977. As a young man, he served in the Canadian Military during the Korean Conflict. Al was a member of the Hub Athletic Club and a former member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 40, No. 11, Glace Bay.

With his great wit and sense of humour, Al always brought a smile and a laugh to those he encountered. He truly enjoyed the time he spent at his cottage in Catalone as well as the affection he shared with his little dog, Coffee. Al is survived by his wife, Irene (Brewer) Byrne, one daughter, Darlene (Joe) Gillis, Ottawa, stepdaughters, Susan (Richard) Walton, Glace Bay, Lisa (Alex) MacNeil, Brantford, one stepson, Carl (Arlene) MacKenzie, Glace Bay, two sisters, Shirley Romo, Bridgewater, Carol Mullins, Glace Bay, one brother, Leo, Glace Bay, 15 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Al was predeceased by his first wife, Dorothy Ashe, three sisters, Helen Croney, Mae Toomey, Dawn Wadden and two brothers, Gerald and Michael.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 2-6 p.m. only in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. The funeral mass officiated by Rev. Norman McPhee is Saturday morning at 11 a. m. in Holy Cross Church followed by a reception in the church hall. Cremation to follow with interment at Forest Haven Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the An Cala Palliative Care Unit, CBRH Sydney. Online condolences to the family can be expressed at

BLACKMORE, Elizabeth
The Cape Breton Post, May 13, 2014
Born In: Bay L'Argent, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed in: North Sydney on: May 11th, 2014

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Blackmore at the age of 92, on Sunday, May 11, 2014 at the Northside General Hospital. Lizzie was born in Bay L'Argent, NL., the daughter of the late Tom and Emma (Hardy) West. She was the youngest of 10 children and was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney.

In 1953, with her parents in tow, Lizzie and her husband Stewart, moved from St. John's to North Sydney to make a life, where Stewart was employed with CN Marine. Lizzie lovingly cared for her parents and other family members in their time of need. When her sister died being a young mother, Lizzie and Stewart raised her daughter Mamie. Her nieces and nephews fondly recall their summer visits with Aunt Lizzie and Uncle Stewart. Lizzie loved to tell stories of hers and Stewart's retirement years when they fished and hunted the Highlands of Cape Breton, with their friends. Lizzie was a very private, gentle person who truly cherished her relationships with her family and friends. Her faith was very important to her and her commitment to Stewart and the joy their marriage brought to her life was evident in any conversation with Lizzie.

Lizzie was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, her gentle giant, Stewart Blackmore and also by her niece Mamie Thomas. Lizzie leaves behind many nieces and nephews from across Canada and the United States with whom she kept close contact with weekly phone calls and yearly visits. Lizzie also leaves behind her friends, who she would proudly say became her family, Steve, Betty-Jo, Danielle and Bryce Kehoe. At Lizzie's request there will be no visitation. A private graveside committal will take place at a later date. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations in her memory may be made to St. John the Baptist Anglican Church. Online condolences may be sent to

CHAULK, Ethel Julia Jane
The Cape Breton Post, May 13, 2014
Born In: Burnt Islands, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed in: Sydney, Canada on: May 12th, 2014
Ethel Julia Jane Chaulk
, passed away Monday, May 12, 2014, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Burnt Islands, N.L., she was the daughter of the late George and Sarah (Munden) King, Burnt Islands, N.L. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her daughter, Jeanette MacEachern, sister, Elizabeth 'Liz' MacDougall, brothers, Stanley King, Edward Wadman, Leslie King, granddaughter, Karen Lee Chaulk. Ethel is survived by her partner of 45 years, George 'Bud' MacDonald, Sydney; sons, George (Geraldine) Chaulk, Upper Cornwell, N.S., Jim (Sarah) Chaulk, Irish Vale, Stan (Isabel) Chaulk, Beaverbank, and Stewart (Helen) Chaulk, Point Aconi; 17 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

Ethel was employed at the Holiday Inn on Kings Road for 21 years. She loved to travel, and to dance and there wasn't many places in Cape Breton that her and Bud's feet didn't hit the floor. Her family meant the world to her and there wasn't many family gatherings that she missed. Ethel was a wonderful mother, mother-in-law, sister and grandmother, who had a huge heart, a kindred spirit and a laugh that was contagious. She will be always loved and missed by all her family and friends.
"I hope you dance."

Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Christ the King Anglican Church, Sydney. Visitation will be held today, Tuesday, May 13 2014, at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, from 7-9 p.m. Visitation will be held at the Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, May 15, 2014. Funeral service to take place 11 a.m., Friday, May 16, at the Good Shepherd Parish, Beaverbank. Interment to follow in the parish cemetery. The family would like to thank the staff and doctors on 4C at the CBRH. Online condolences may be sent to our web page at

ORGAN, Emily 90
The Cape Breton Post, June 2, 2014
North Sydney
Born In: Mose Ambrose
Passed in: North Sydney on: May 31st, 2014

"When Someone You Love Becomes a Memory, the Memory Becomes a Treasure."
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, Emily Organ, 90, on Saturday, May 31, 2014, at the Northside Community Guest Home. Emily was born in Mose Ambrose, Newfoundland, the daughter of the late Robert and Florence (Evans) Petite. She was a member of St. Joseph Church, North Sydney. Emily and her husband John operated the Pierce Street Dairy for many years. In recent years she was a devoted caregiver to her husband John, she enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, card games with friends and knitting.

Emily is survived by her husband of 63 years John James Organ, her daughter Carolyn (Bob) Jobe, North Sydney, her sons James Robert 'Frank (Bev), Truro, Kevin, Toronto, Brian, Mississauga, her sisters Frances (Hank) Huggins, Florida, Florence (Leonard) Knott, North Sydney, her nine grandchildren Joseph, Carrie-Leigh, Michael, John, Adam, Carly, Christopher, Shawn and Bryden, three great-grandchildren, twin boys Tristian and Kaidyn, and Rylan. She was predeceased by brothers Robert and George Petite, sister Augusta (George) Lawrence.

Visitation for Emily will be held 7-9 p.m. Monday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Patrick O'Neill officiating. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to

The Cape Breton Post, May 5, 2014
Born: June 30th, 1938
Passed in: East Bay on: May 3rd, 2014

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Cyril Reynolds, East Bay, on May 3, 2014. Cyril was born June 30, 1938, in Harbour Grace, N.L. He was the son of the late James and Mary (Hicks) Reynolds. Cyril came to make his home in East Bay, C.B., in 1987 to share his life with his Unity House family. Here he derived much satisfaction from working in a rural setting, tending to vegetable gardens, woodworking and household maintenance. His great love of animals led to his committment to the Sydney SPCA, working to walk and care for dogs there twice a week for many years. In 2003 he was chosen the SPCA volunteer of year being recognized for his exemplary dedication. He greatly enjoyed Newfoundland music, concerts and loved to attend Screaming Eagles hockey games. Cyril had a very deep faith and took much solace in his faith community. He is survived by sister, Katleen O'Rourke, Sydney; sister-in-law, Pearl, Truro; and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers, William 'Bill', Rupert and in infancy, Richard and Cyril's twin Patrick. Cyril's funeral will be Monday, May 5 at 1 p.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Truro, with a viewing from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. Burial to follow on Tuesday in the Robie Street Cemetery. In memory of Cyril, donations may be made to Unity House, P.O. Box 503, East Bay.

SLADE, Herman
The Cape Breton Post, May 6, 2014
Born In: Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada on: December 5th, 1938
Passed in: Sydney, Canada

It is with a broken heart that I announce the peaceful passing of my father, Herman Edgar Slade at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, with his family by his side. Born in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Dec. 5, 1938, he was the son of the late Edgar and Ada (Manuel) Slade, Newfoundland. He resided in Sydney most of his life. He was a pipefitter by trade and was a member of Local 682. Herman loved his motorcycle and enjoyed taking trips to Newfoundland. He also enjoyed his morning coffees with the boys and flea markets on Sunday.

Herman is survived by his daughter, Ada Ann (Will) Stockley, granddaughter, Glenda (Rickie) Brockett, three great-grandchildren, Brittany, Madison and Dallas, one great-great-grandson, Emerson, one sister, Fay Brake, Gander, N.L., sister-in-law, Mary Slade, brother-in-law, Harold Wheeler. He will be missed by his niece, Kellie (Jeremy) and their children, Molly and Henry, Fort McMurray. He is also survived by his longtime companion, Charlotte 'Lottie' MacLellan, and her children, Donald (Angela), Kenny (Amy), Mike (Lynn), Patty (Inez), Cathy (Evan), Roy (Theresa). Herman was predeceased by his brother, Winston, sister, Joan Wheeler, brother-in-law, Bob Brake. Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Interment to take place Thursday, May 15, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. The family would like to thanks the staff at the Palliative Care unit at the CBRH for all their help and kind words. Online condolences may be sent to our web page at



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