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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
November 2014


CROFT, Olive
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, December 2, 2014

It is with great sadness that the family of Olive Edna Croft, 67, of Lunenburg announces her passing on Sunday, November 30, 2014 at the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in Belloram, Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late, Phillip and Anne (Poole) Savory. Olive wore many hats during her life, including working at the Grand Banker, but most important of which was raising her family. Active within her community she was a member of St. John's Anglican Church, the Local "TOPS" Club and an avid Bowler. Family and friends will remember Olive for her sentimentality, her pea soup, and her regular visits to Tim Horton's.

Olive is survived by her daughters, Valerie (Darren) Lohnes, East Dalhousie; Natasha (Troy) Radley Berwick, Tammy (Bruce) Langille, Lunenburg; son, Van (Bernice) Croft; Lunenburg; grandchildren, Kristiana, Morgan, Ashley, Kaitlin, Andrea, Ashton, and Ethan; great-granddaughter, Isla; brother, Phillip (Maude) Savory, Back Centre and many nieces and nephews. She will also be especially missed by her special friend Reid. Olive was predeceased by her husband, Perry; sisters, Clarissa, Eleanor, Rhoda, Winnie and Jessie and brothers, Jim and Emanuel and great granddaughter, Annabelle.

Friends are invited to share their memories of Olive with her family at the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Hwy. # 3, Lunenburg during visitation on Wednesday from 7 - 9 pm. A Memorial Service to celebrate Olive's life will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. in St. John's Anglican Church, Lunenburg, Archdeacon Michael Mitchell, officiating. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Lunenburg. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at the Q.E. II (Halifax Infirmary) for their compassionate care shown to Olive. In lieu of flowers memorial donations made to the Diabetes Association of Nova Scotia or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

FUDGE, Margaret Bessie
The Cape Breton Post, November 25, 2014
Born In: Mouse Island Newfoundland
Passed in: North Sydney on: November 23rd, 2014

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, Margaret Bessie Fudge, 83, on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, at the Northside General Hospital.
Born at Mouse Island, Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late Emmanuel and Julie (Keeping) Lomond. Bessie was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, the Ladies Auxiliary of Branch #19 Royal Canadian Legion and she attended the Seniors Day Care program at the Harbour View Hospital, Sydney Mines.

Bessie is survived by her two daughters, Minnie (Robert) Noseworthy, Baddeck, Shirley (Charlie) Brown, Sydney; her six sons, Edward (Francine), Baddeck, Clarence (Marie), Port Hawkesbury, Gerald (Brenda), Lower Sackville, Morgan and George (Margie), both of Sydney, Rodney (Ali), Sudbury, Ont.; her 13 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her two brothers, Morgan Lomond, Grand Bay, N.L., and Alex (Sheila) Lomond, Dartmouth; her sister Irene (Garland) Mussel, Grand Bay, N.L., and two nephews she was very close to, Lloyd Fudge, North Sydney and Roy Fudge, Yarmouth and many other nieces and nephews. Bessie was predeceased by her husband William Fudge in 2001, a son John in infancy, brothers, George and Tom Lomond, sisters, Martha Hickey, Lene Lomond and Annie Pyke and by a grandson Russell Buffett.

Visitation for Bessie will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Wednesday, in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney with Rev. Glen Kent officiating. Burial will follow in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to St. John the Baptist Anglican Church or a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to

LAYMAN, Justin
The Cape Breton Post, November 17, 2014
Born In: Old Perlican Newfoundland
Passed in: Glace Bay on: November 15th, 2014

It is with heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of our brother, uncle and friend, Justin Layman, 63, of Glace Bay. Justin passed away peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney with his loving sisters, Trudy and Maggie at his side. Born in Old Perlican, Newfoundland, Justin was the son of the late Leo and Gertrude (Dwyer) Layman.

Justin was a kind man and enjoyed the simple things in life. He will be sadly missed by all that knew him. He was an avid dart player and loved his frequent trips to Tim Hortons. Left to mourn his passing are his loving brothers and sisters, Ray (Reta), Trudy (Paul) Doyle, Brendon (Gail), Maggie (Carl) Bader, many nieces and nephews, all of Ontario. Besides his parents, Justin was predeceased by his brother, Cyril. In honoring Justin's wishes, cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, from 5-8 p.m. with a Celebration of Life Service to follow in Curry's Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay. Fr. Norman MacPhee will be officiating. Donations in Justin's memory may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences to the Layman family may be sent to

SWEET, William 'Bill' Frederick
The Cape Breton Post, November 1, 2014
Born In Campbellton, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada on: September 26th, 1943
Passed in Sydney on: October 30th, 2014

With broken hearts, we announce the passing of a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, William 'Bill' Frederick Sweet, 71, on Oct. 30, 2014, at home with his family at his side. Bill is survived by his wife, Dawn (Nichol) Sweet, whom he loved dearly and who remained at his side to the very end. He is survived by his children, Dawn (Jerome) Kehoe, Darlene (Vance) Macdonald, Laura Sweet, April Sweet, Kenny (Jade) Gallant, Walter Gallant and Kathy Sweet; grandchildren, Tyler, Vance, Cassady, Nicholas, Desire, Brittany, Justin, Elaine, Laura Dawn, Michael and Kayla; great-grandchildren, Jayden, Eli, Emilee, Lucas and Mya. He is also survived by his sisters, Alvert, Bernice, June, Christina and Patty; brothers, Albert and Lester. And numerious nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, William Frederick Sweet and Daphne Lillian Hull, he was also predeceased by his son, William 'Billy' Alexander Sweet.

Bill worked for Harris & Harris for 43 yrs. as a heavy machine operator, which he took pride in his work, from maneuvering the green machine paving our city streets to the L90, ploughing and snow removal. After Harris & Harris closed its doors, Bill worked a short time for Municipal Ready Mix then Kyle's Paving, when he retired at age 67. Up to the time of his illness, Bill was an avid outdoorsman, enjoyed hunting, fishing and work in his yard. He enjoyed spending time with friends and family - especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, whom he loved dearly and of whom he was very proud. When he did relax, he loved to watch the old westerns, especially John Wayne.

We the family would like to thank Dr. Glenn Worth for making sure dad had the best possible care with every hurdle he faced, for the compassion and professionalism, we are forever grateful. To Mary Ruth "Vasselo" Joseph, RN with Palliative Care Society for her unconditional care with dad and her words of comfort, she was a blessing! To City Home Makers and VON and a special "Thank you" to Bev Hayes, Carrie Marman and Sherrie Nugent, for all that they did for our family during this difficult time.

Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Nov. 2, 2014 at Chant's Funeral Home, 564 Alexander St., Sydney. Funeral service will be on Nov. 3, 2014 at 11 a.m., reception to follow. In lieu of flowers we, the family, would request in Bill's memory, that donations be made to the Palliative Care Society. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at



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