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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
September 2014


DROVER, Bertram
The Cape Breton Post, September 29, 2014
Born In: Hearts Content Newfoundland
Passed in: Sydney on: September 27th, 2014

On Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, our loving husband (of 61 years), father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Bertram Drover, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in Hearts Content, Newfoundland, he was the son of the late Thomas and Alfreda (George) Drover. An avid church goer and member of St Alban's Church, Bert worked at the Sydney Steel Corporation for 37 years and was well known for his superior carpentry skills throughout the community. He was an avid fisherman and sports enthusiast who enjoyed soccer in his earlier years, as a member of the Broadway Ramblers, and golf in his later years with family and friends.

Bert served overseas in during the Second World War with the Royal Canadian Navy VR-North Atlantic. He was a life- member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 128, where he served in most office positions including many years as President and Treasurer of the branch and provincially as the Cape Breton District Commander. Bert received numerous awards including the Legion's highest award, the Palm Leaf.

Bert is survived by his wife Lena 'Ollie' (Crane); daughters, Lena (Pierre) and Barbara (Skeete) (James Lawrence); sons, Thomas (Donna), John (Kelly), Bert (Helen) and Robert (Darlene); sister Mary Aitkens (Wally); 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brothers, Elias and William, sisters, Evelyn (Robertson), Fanny Mae (Harvey) and Eileen (Coombes) and grandson Corey Skeete. Visitation will be held Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, from 7-9 p..m and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Sydney Memorial Chapel. Funeral service will take place Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Alban's Church, Whitney Pier with Archdeacon Brenda Drake officiating with interment to follow at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at or emailed to

The Cape Breton Post, October 1, 2014
Born In: Adam's Cove Nfld.
Passed in: Glace Bay on: September 27th, 2014

With much sadness we, the family, announce her passing on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at Seaview Manor, Glace Bay. Born in Adam's Cove, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Drucella and Edward Baggs. She was predeceased by her sisters, Jean Hudson (Bill), Hilda Scott (Martin) and Lucy Baggs; brothers, Allen, Bill, Fred and Arch and nephews, Lloyd (Wayne), Blenis and grandnephew, Carter; sister-in-law, Alice (Michael) Almond; brother-in-law, Charles Finlayson and in-laws, Walter (Veronica) Finlayson. Pearl is survived by her loving husband, Melvin; one sister, Lillian Hollett, Grand Banks, Nfld.; nephews, Bill (Joyce), East Bay, Roy (Verna), Scarborough, Ont. and several other nieces and nephews. Also survived by her sister-in-law, Ann (Arnold) Murphy, Reserve Mines. We would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to Dr. David Ley for his years of care and very special thanks to the caring nurses and staff at the Seaview Manor. Cremation has taken place. A private interment will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 1st at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Rev. Donald MacDonald officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Seaview Manor.

GILLAM, Maureen Jessica
The Cape Breton Post, September 8, 2014
Passed in: Sydney on: September 4th, 2014

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Maureen Jessica (Gale) Gillam, Sept. 4, 2014 at, her residence in Sydney, N.S. She was predeceased by her husband Sgt. Craig Gillam on Oct. 3, 2006. She leaves to mourn her loving common-law partner Gerry Cormier, son Stephen, South Branch N.L., daughter Gale (Trevor Gillingham), Oromocto, N.B.; parents, Pius and Cecilia Gale, South Branch, N.L., sisters, Jenny Brake (Tony), Oromocto, N.B., Kathleen Sweetapple (Jim), South Branch, N.L., Margie Gale (Todd AuCoin), Stephenville, N.L., two nephews, Tyler Brake and Alexander Sweetapple, two nieces, Alexandra Frank and Megan Adams, two great-nieces, four great-nephews, and her dear friend Rita Gillam and a wide circle of family and friends.

Maureen will be fondly remembered for her zest for life. She truly enjoyed socializing with friends. Her and Gerry loved to dance and enjoyed riding their Harleys. Visitation and rosary will be held at St. Sylvester's Church, South Branch, N.L. (today) Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. Her memorial services to be held the following day at 11 a.m. with a social gathering held at the South Branch Social Club. We would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Harless, Dr. Susan MacLeod, Dr. Ritter, the palliative care team and VON Sydney, N.S. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Sgt. Craig Gillam scholarship fund (account at the Codroy Valley Credit Union) or the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home.

SLADE, Dorothy
The Cape Breton Post, September 6, 2014
Born In: Salmon Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed in: North Sydney, Canada on: September 4th, 2014
Dorothy Thelma Slade
, a resident of the Northside Guest Home, passed away Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. Born in Salmon Cove, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Gladys (Trickett) Peach. Dorothy was a member of St. Andrew's United Church, Sydney. Surviving are her son, Bruce, Toronto and sister, Jean Casteel, South Dakota. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband, Leslie; sister, Grace MacLeod and brothers, Clayton and Bert. A memorial service will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Sunday 2 p.m., with Rev. Gary Burrill officiating. Following the service, a time of fellowship will be held in our reception area. Memorials may be made to the Northside Guest Home. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at or email



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