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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
October 2014


BUTLER, Robert 'Bob' Wilfred
The Cape Breton Post, October 27, 2014
Born In: Conception Bay
Passed in: Sydney on: October 26th, 2014
Robert Wilfred Butler
, 78, of Sydney, passed away Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in Conception Bay, N.L., he was the son of the late John and Decima (Anthony) Butler. Bob worked as produce manager until his retirement. Bob is survived by his wife June, Sydney; daughters, Diane (Doug MacLean) Oldham and Cheryl Reid; sons, Robert and John (Debbie); sister Ruby Ferguson; brother Wayne (Sharon), all of Sydney; grandchildren, Shannon Hollahan, Evan Butler, Courtney Oldham, Jordan Butler, Jason Reid; great-grandchildren, Carter Gillis and Emily Reid. Bob was predeceased by a daughter Arlene Butler, sisters, Mary Catherine Butler and Muriel 'Peg' Roberts , brother Malcolm, brother-in-law Alex Burns, and a grandson Shane Butler. Visitation will be held Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Sydney Memorial Chapel. Funeral service will take place Wednesday at 12 p.m. in the chapel with Rev. Thomas Whent officiating. Interment will take place at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Society or Canadian Cancer Society. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at or emailed to

The Cape Breton Post, October 28, 2014
Born In: Potugal Cove Nfld.
Passed in: Sydney on: October 25th, 2014

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Myrtle Emmeline Dingwall of Skywaye Drive, Westmount, who passed away Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital in Sydney. Born in Portugal Cove, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late William and Marjorie Churchill. Surviving are her husband, Keith; loving children, Shannon (Shaun) Gallant, Westmount, Carl (Jennifer) Pike, Halifax, Darryl (Lisa) Pike, Nfld, Corey Tamas, Ontario, Terry (Julie) Stewart, Ohio, Dayna MacKenzie (Mike Schindel), B.C. and Lindsay (Jason) Keirstead, Halifax; sister, Marie Mitchell (Willie), Nfld; brothers, Don (Sharon) and Andrew (Rene) and grandchildren, Zachary, Jackson, Andrew, Emily, Ruth, Dora, Tova and Boyd. Myrtle was predeceased by her brother, Cecil. Interment will be held at a later date. Memorials can be made to Hospice/Palliative Care. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at or email

The Cape Breton Post, October 8, 2014
Born In: Newfoundland
Passed in: Glace Bay on: October 6th, 2014

It is with heartfelt sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Daphne England on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 at the Glace Bay Hospital with loving family at her side. Born in Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Fanny (Mercer) Ellis. Daphne was a member of Bethel Pentecostal Church in Glace Bay, Meals on Wheels, Lodge-LOBA, and also collected for the Cancer Society. She is survived by son, Weldon (Darlene); daughters, Frances (George) and Irene (Jake); grandchildren, Jason, Joel (Christy), Jennifer (Lorne) Budden, Janetlee (Shawn) Hiscock, Richard (Ronalda) MacDonald, John (Amanda), Kelly (Ian) O'Neill; great-grandchildren, Hailey, Cailyn, Megan, Braelee, Aaliyah, Shawn-Tiffany, Joshua, Logan, Hadden, Lynaya, Connor; sister, Irene (Jack) Ellis, Nfld. Besides her parents, Daphne was predeceased by her husband, John and son, Richard. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. A memorial service will take place Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 at 11 a.m. in Bethel Pentecostal Church, Reserve Street, Glace Bay, Interment will take place in Greenwood Cemetery. Donations can be made in Daphne's memory to the Bethel Pentecostal Church.

GILLARD, Caroline 'Carrie' (Hillier) 87
The Cape Breton Post, October 18, 2014
North Sydney

With deep sadness we announce Caroline 'Carrie' Gillard, age 87, a resident of the Northside Community Guest Home, passed away quietly on Thursday evening, Oct. 16, 2014, amid visits by all of her sons and daughters, and her grandchildren, Christopher and Jolene. Born Sept. 9, 1927, in Point aux Gaul, Nfld., Carrie was the daughter of Ronald and Olive Rose Hillier. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church in North Sydney. The joy of her life was her family, putting her children before everything. She was also an active dart player with the North Sydney Senior Citizens & Pensioners Club. Carrie also loved dogs, walking, bowling, and travel.

She is survived by her children, George, New Waterford; Beatrice Billard, North Sydney; Calvin, North Sydney; Sandra, Sydney Mines; Wayne, Sydney Mines and James (Ann), Rosemere Que.; by her grandchildren, Christopher (Tanya), North Sydney; Sheldon, Ottawa: Joshua and Simon, Rosemere, Que.; Jolene, Sydney Mines and great-grandchildren, Emily and Riley, North Sydney. She is also survived by her sisters, Nora Falconer, North Sydney and Beatrice Harrison, Ontario and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, George Russell Gillard; brothers, Hubert, Gordon and Albert Hillier and her sisters, Marion, Emmie, Ruth, and Meta Hillier and by her son-in law, David Billard. Her final two years were spent at the Northside Community Guest Home and the family would like to express their appreciation for the excellent care, support and concern shown by all the staff of Teresa Terrace at that facility. Visitation for Caroline will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral service will be held Monday, 3 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Rev. Glen Kent officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. In lieu of flowers, the family would request donations in Carrie's name to the Alzheimer's Society, Northside Guest Home, or the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent to

HOGAN, Marie Lucy
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, October 25, 2014
(December 5, 1936 - October 23, 2014)

It is with great sadness that we say good-bye to our beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend, Marie. Marie Lucie Hogan, age 77 of Halifax passed away on October 23, 2014, at the QEII Hospital. Born in Cape St George, Newfoundland, she was the daughter of Emanual and Philomena Rouzes. Marie owned and worked at a grocery store and ran the post office for years. She taught French night school for seniors and worked with the Ladies Auxiliary (Our Lady of Fatima Church). She loved to travel. Predeceased by her parents and first husband, Hilary Kendall. Survived by her husband, Clifford Hogan; daughters, Anita (Kenny), Helena (Terry), Diane (Leslie), and Ruby Kendall; sons, Larry (Barbara), Guy (Barbara), and Lenny (Michelle) Kendall; sisters, Bernadette, Elenor, Bertina, Nola, Nellie, Genevieve, and Ann; brothers, Leslie, Emanual, and Bernie Rouzes; 12 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will take place in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, B3S 0E1 (902-455-0531) on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 2:00 pm. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Always will be missed and never will be forgotten in our hearts.

JACKSON, Muriel Mildred
The Cape Breton Post, October 16, 2014
Born In: Twillingate, Canada
Passed in: North Sydney on: October 14th, 2014

It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Muriel Mildred Jackson, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, at the Northside General Hospital. Born in Twillingate, Newfoundland, she was the daughter of Joseph and Lydia (Gillard) Burton. As a teenager, she worked at Notre Dame Bay Memorial Hospital in Twillingate before moving to North Sydney in 1948 where she worked in housekeeping at the Hamilton Hospital and later at the Cape Breton County Hospital. She was a devout Christian and attended the Pentecostal churches of Twillingate, North Sydney and Sydney.

She is survived by Cecil Jackson, her loving husband of nearly 65 years; her eight children, Victor (Karen) Jackson, North Sydney, Harris (Linda) Jackson, PEI, Elizabeth Jackson (Tom Brown), North Sydney;,Edward (Sandra) Jackson, Sydney Mines, Daphne (Steven) Beeler, Halifax, Robert (Debra) Jackson, North Sydney, Judy Jackson, London, Ont., and John Jackson, New Glasgow; her 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Also surviving are her brother Harris Burton, Durrell, N.L., and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, Ralph, Raymond and Joseph and sisters, Violet, Lillian, Gladys, Louise and two infant great-grandchildren.

There will be no visitation by request. A funeral service for Muriel will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday at the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney with Rev. Ron Coole officiating. Burial will follow in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. The family wishes to thank all the nurses and care givers on 4 West, Northside General Hospital, and Dr. Marek Knott and other doctors who cared for Muriel during her recent hospitalization. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton or the Sydney Pentecostal Church. Online condolences may be sent to

MacDONALD, Mabel
The Cape Breton Post, October 6, 2014
Born In: Comfort Cove Newfoundland
Passed in: Sydney on: October 4th, 2014
Mabel MacDonald
, 101, of Sydney passed away Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, at the Cove Guest Home. Born in Comfort Cove, Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Dulcie (Baker) White. Mabel is survived by her daughter Shirley (Roland) Acorn, Ont., son Ron (Ruth), Philippines, sister Lillian Belbin, Deer Lake, N.L., brothers, Ray (Gertie) White, Deer Lake, N.L., Albert (Margaret) White, Point of Bay, N.L., five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Gordon MacDonald, a son Donald in infancy, several brothers and sisters. Visitation will take place Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, from 7-9 p.m. at Sydney Memorial Chapel. Funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11a.m. in Sydney Memorial Chapel with Majors Kent and Dena Hepditch officiating. Interment in Hardwood Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Salvation Army Citadel, Sydney. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at or emailed to

MILLER, Francis Luke
The Cape Breton Post, October 27, 2014
Passed in: Sydney on: October 24th, 2014

God has called another angel home. Our hearts runneth over with sadness and love as we announce the passing of Francis Luke Miller on Oct. 24, 2014. Frank enjoyed 35 years with Air Canada which gave him the opportunity to explore many places around the world. After retirement he enjoyed his passion of hunting and fishing. For those who knew him well, it was not uncommon for Frank to be seen washing his car, telling a story about Fogo Island where he was born or watching The Price is Right, while having his noon cup of tea.

He leaves behind the love of his life for the past 60 years, Agnes (Gallaway); daughter, Ann Marie (John), Dartmouth; sons, Jim (Dianna) and Robert (Natalie), both of Sydney and Tom (Debbie) and Joe (Alison), both of Dartmouth, and John (Wendy), Ottawa; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sisters Josie (Ron), B.C and Jean (Gord), Ontario. Frank was predeceased by his parents, Clarence and Mary Miller; sister, Marie and brother, Jack.

We would like to thank the VON Adult Program; Dr. Glenn Gracie and Dr. M. Smith and especially the staff at Harbourstone Enhanced Care (Wentworth Court) for making Frank's last year's safe and comfortable. The family could not have done this without all of you. Frank had a kind and warm spirit which everyone felt when in his presence. Donations may be made in Frank's memory to the Alzheimer's Society. Visitation for Frank will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at St. Theresa's Church, Sydney. Rev. Jim Oliver will officiate. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Online condolences may be made by visiting
He will be sadly missed but never forgotten.

MILLER, Kenneth
The Cape Breton Post, October 10, 2014
Born In: Bonaventure Nfld.
Passed in: Sydney on: October 8th, 2014
Kenneth Miller
, a resident of Parkland Estates, Sydney, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Bonaventure, Nfld., he was the son of the late Jacob and Mary (Peddle) Miller. At the age of nine, Ken started working on the family fishing vessel in Newfoundland. During the Second World War, he continued to fish, working as a merchant marine providing food to our troops. After moving to Sydney, he worked as a crane operator at Sydney Steel before moving to the United States, where he worked as a carpenter for 10 years. In the early 70s, he returned to Sydney and continued to work as a carpenter until retirement. After he retired, Ken enjoyed fishing and dancing, as well as playing cribbage and skip bo. Known as "the Puzzle Man" at Parkland Estates, Ken also enjoyed doing puzzles. Surviving are his daughters, Geneva Corliss, New Hampshire, Delphine (Vic) Barossi, Boston and Donna Kearney, Boston; son, Kenny (Cindy), Sydney; nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter and three sisters, residing in Newfoundland. Cremation has taken place and interment will be held at a later date in Newfoundland. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at



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