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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
December 2015


The Cape Breton Post, February 20, 2016
Born in Marystown, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Passed in Marystown, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada on December 3rd, 2015. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lydia Fitzpatrick on Dec. 3, 2015, at the age of 89. Lydia was from Marystown, Nfld. and was a longtime partner of Walter Withers of North Sydney. She passed away in Marystown, surrounded by her children; Walter and extended family and friends. A special thank you to Dr. John Kirkpatrick, Marilyn, Laura and other office staff for all their kindness and compassion shown to Lydia. Lydia inspired many with her great belief in prayer to St. Theresa.
She is lovingly remembered and will be missed by all.

HARN, Sarah 'Sadie'
The Cape Breton Post, December 19, 2015
Born in Blaketown Nfld.
Passed in Glace Bay on December 17th, 2015
It is with deep sadness we announce the death of Sarah 'Sadie' Harn, beloved sister, aunt and friend, at Seaview Manor on Dec. 17, 2015. Sadie was born in Blaketown, Nfld., daughter of the late Edgar and Mary Emma Smith. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by husband, Herbie; brothers, Eugene and Kenneth; sisters, Ella MacLeod, Mary Ferguson, Gladys Munroe, Olive MacPherson, Myrtle MacInnis and Muriel Peach. She is survived by sisters, Reta Layes, Lena MacDonald and Shirley Appleton (for the latter two she was like a second mother); and many nieces and nephews.

Longtime resident of Port Morien, she was a devout member of St. Paul's Anglican Church, serving in its choir and Ladies Guild. Post Second World War, she was a member of the C.W.A.C. and became an honourary member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 55, volunteering for the auxiliary. She was employed by Sears Canada, working in Glace Bay for 33 years until her retirement in 1980. She will be remembered for her famous tea biscuits and blueberry muffins.

Sadie enjoyed traveling, walks on the Morien Sandbar, family picnics and trips around the Cabot Trail. And she loved her Maple Leafs, listening to radio broadcasts back in the day and watching the games on T.V. - they lost one of their biggest fans. But when Sidney Crosby came along, she quickly found a new idol!

Sincere gratitude is extended to the staff of Seaview Manor for their compassionate and loving care of Sadie, some with whom she formed a very close bond. The funeral liturgy will be held at St. Paul's Church, Port Morien on Monday, Dec. 21, 2015, 11am with The Revd. Vernon Reid officiating. Reception to follow in Kent Hall, at which time the family will receive guests. Memorial donations may be made in Sadie's name to St. Paul's Anglican Church, the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice.

MacDONALD, Pearl
The Cape Breton Post, December 2, 2015
Born in Pool's Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed in Brookfield NS on November 29th, 2015

On Nov. 29, 2015 Pearl MacDonald, aged 100, passed away peacefully at Elk Court Care Facility in Brookfield, N.S. with her daughter by her side. Pearl was predeceased by her parents, Frank and Selina Williams; husband, David Drummond; five brothers, Vincent, Arthur, Archie, Fred and Irvin and one sister, Emily Arbuckle. She is survived by one daughter, Shoshanah Narine and two grandsons, Jason (Evangeline) and their daughter, Angelica and Matthew (Cienne), she is also survived by many nieces and nephews, whom she treasured dearly. Pearl was born in Pool's Cove, Nfld. and settled in Glace Bay when she was 18. She worked for the Nicholson family and was treated very well. She then met and married Drummie, her husband of 55 years. Hard work was no stranger to Pearl but her favourite pastime was knitting. Many hands and feet were kept toasty warm. Her beautiful afghans were the talk of the family. Pearl had a sharp mind and knew the family history oh so well. She was deeply loved and will be sadly missed. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4, 2015 at Patten Funeral Home with Rev. Ralph Johnston officiating. Interment to follow in Forest Haven Cemetery. Stories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting

STRONG, Elizabeth Yvonne
The Cape Breton Post, December 14. 2015
Born in North Sydney on May 12th, 1962
Passed in North Sydney on December 11th, 2015

It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our beautiful mother, sister, aunt, nantie, and friend, Elizabeth Strong, 53 on Friday, Dec. 11, 2015 at the Northside General Hospital, surrounded by love after a short courageous battle with cancer. Born in North Sydney on May 12, 1962, Elizabeth was the daughter of the late Chesley and Florence (Gregory) Strong of Newfoundland.

Elizabeth was primarily a proud stay at home mother and a dedicated volunteer in her community. After her daughter Sara was grown, she worked at the local Scotiabank. She enjoyed the friendship of her co-workers and members of the community. Elizabeth was a shining example of how a good heart and common sense could create a spectacular human being. Her legacy will be the love, dedication and commitment that were her ever constant personality traits. Her daughter provides a lasting tribute, embodying all of her mother's goodness and goes forward in her mother's footsteps.

Elizabeth leaves behind her one precious daughter, Sara (Jerry) Holland. Sara and Elizabeth's relationship transcended the mother daughter bond. They were very special together and could complete each other's unspoken thoughts with a look or a gesture to one another. Sara's love for Elizabeth kept her strong during their final hours together. Sara and her husband Jerry will forever remember Elizabeth's kind words and loving manner. Elizabeth also leaves behind many siblings, some of which she had special relationships with. She was a kind and loving sister, who took this role very seriously. Elizabeth fulfilled a very necessary maternal role in the lives of her younger brothers and sisters and became a very important caregiver during their formative years. Her endless love and nurturing through difficult family circumstances ensured them a safe and secure place to guide them into adulthood. She is beloved by them, their spouses as well as nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Also left to grieve Elizabeth is a special little girl Chloe and Elizabeth's two favourite fur babies, Bart and Eli McFly. Elizabeth was predeceased by her longtime partner, David Boyce. Their life together was one based on a deep love and partnership.

At this time, Sara would like to express her sincere gratitude to the 4 west nursing staff, the Palliative Care team, Bernadette Holland, and Elizabeth's special niece Lisa Penny, for their compassion and generosity throughout this difficult time. Visitation for Elizabeth will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines. Donations in memory of Elizabeth can be made to the Palliative Care Society. Online Condolences may be forwarded to the family at



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