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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
February 2015


BILLARD, Norman Reginald 'Reg'
The Cape Breton Post, February 20, 2015
Born In Grand Bruit NL on: March 12th, 1916
Passed in Lakelands Hants Co. on: February 17th, 2015

Age 98, formerly of Neil's Harbour, died peacefully at home in Lakelands, Hants Co., on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, surrounded by family. Born in Grand Bruit, Nfld. on March 12, 1916, he was a son of the late Joseph Henry and Hannah Billard. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy (Ingraham); sons, John Gordon (Valerie); Donald Brent (Melanie); grandchildren, Jacob, Noah, Daniel, Hannah; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Cyril (Ruth); brother-in-law, Jack Farrell; sister, Lucy Farrell; sister-in-law, Mary. Reg was predeceased by grandson, Isiah; brothers, Robert (Clara), Jack (Margorie), Angus (Winnie), Walter; brother-in-law, William Farrell; sisters, Edith (Charlie), Ida (Wilfred), Mildred (Art) and Jean.

He moved to Neil's Harbour during the early 40s, where he would meet his wife, the love of his life, make their home, and raise their boys. He took great pleasure from the visits of family and friends. Reg loved cards, puzzles, the Down Homer and was an avid reader. His working life was spent fishing with his father-in-law, Jack, brothers-in-law, Joseph and Donald, as well as friends and neighbours in Cape Breton. He retired from fishing at the age of 66 and was a regular "down the shore." He was a keen story teller and took great enjoyment as a volunteer tour guide for Yankee Bus Tours well into his 90s.

Arrangements have been entrusted to DeMont Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 419 Albert St., PO Box 981, Windsor, N.S., B0N 2T0 (902-798-8317). A funeral service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the QEII Foundation - Cardiac Care, 1276 South Park St., Room 1-040, Centennial Building, Halifax, N.S., B3H 2Y9. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at the funeral home address or by visiting:
"We will miss you dad. Go Leafs Go."

PHILLIPO, Florence 'Flossie'
The Cape Breton Post, February 21, 2015
Born In Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada on: June 17th, 1930
Passed in Westmount, Sydney on: February 18th, 2015

It is with broken hearts that we the family announce the passing of Florence 'Flossie' Phillipo on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney surrounded by her loving family. Born in Cornerbrook, Newfoundland on June 17, 1930 she was the daughter of the late James and Elsie (LeJean) O'Brien. Mom was a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 126, Westmount.

Flossie is survived by her children, Brenda (Tommy) Hillier, Ontario, Karan (Stuart) Higdon, Edwardsville, Sharon (Ronnie) Mac Adam, Edmonton, Arlene (George) Postlethwaite, Westmount, David, Westmount her loving dog. Haley; her grandchildren, Jennifer Hillier (Mark), Jason (Natasha), Devin and Jessica Higdon, Lana Kehoe and Gregory (Allison) Mac Adam, Megan Postlethwaite (Shawn) and James (Amy) Postlethwaite, her precious great grandchildren, Anthony Higdon, Emma and Jacob Kehoe, Avery Mac Adam. She is also survived by her brothers, Donald, Ontario, James, Cape Cod, as well as her special friend, Sabrina. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband John of 63 years; sister, Rita Jones and brother, Kenneth O'Brien, both of Ontario. A special thanks to all the homecare workers who looked after mom during her illness.

Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation at Mom's request. A memorial mass will be held 11 a.m. Monday, February 23, 2015 at Holy Rosary Parish, Westmount with Father Douglas Murphy officiating. Interment to be held at a later date. A reception to follow at the Westside Legion, Westmount. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the War Amps of Canada for her special great grandson, Avery.
"Mom, you were a mother like no other."
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ROGERS, Margaret
The Cape Breton post, February 23, 2015
Born In: Grand Bruit Newfoundland
Passed in Glace Bay on: February 20th, 2015

It is with sadness, that we the family, announce the passing of our loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend, Margaret Rogers. Maw passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, at the Glace Bay Hospital with her loving family by her side. Born in Grand Bruit, Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late Augustus and Jane (Lillington) Ingram. She was a member of St. Mary's Anglican Church, Glace Bay, and was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Maw was a true homemaker; she enjoyed cooking, baking, knitting, crocheting, needlepoint and spending time with her loving family. She was a very quiet and mild mannered lady who always put the needs of others before the needs of herself. She will be fondly remembered for all the loving moments spent with her children and grandchildren, her family was her life. She will be sadly missed by her children, son Floyd (Jane), Kingston, N.S.; daughter Lydia (Mike) MacKinnon, Glace Bay; cherished grandchildren, Margaret-Jaye (Scott) Gardiner, Ontario; Russell (Jessica Ryan) Rogers, Alberta; Michelle (Michael Briggs) MacKinnon, Glace Bay; three great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Besides her parents, she was also predeceased by her loving husband, Russell Rogers (1975), grandson Russell MacKinnon (2011), brother Edgar, sisters, Irene Ingram, Miriam Ebeltoft and Susan Rideout.

In honouring Maw's wishes there will be no visitation. A funeral service officiated by Rev. Vernon Reid will be celebrated 11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home Chapel, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. All are invited to join the family at a reception in the funeral home, immediately following the service. Interment will be at a later date in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney. Family flowers only. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations in Margaret's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice. At this time, we would like to sincerely thank everyone at the Long-term Care Unit of the Glace Bay Hospital, for the loving care and compassion given to our Maw. Online condolences to the family are available through

SCOTT, Frances Beatrice
The Cape Breton Post, February 23, 2015
Born In: Port aux Basques
Passed in North Sydney on: February 21st, 2015

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Frances Beatrice Scott, 82, on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at the Northside Community Guest Home. Frances was born in Port Aux Basques, Newfoundland, the daughter of the late Almon and Elizabeth Skeard. When she first moved to North Sydney she worked at Hamilton Hospital, later at General Instruments, Sydney, and finally at National Sea Products. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church. Frances was an avid card player and enjoyed playing 45s at various clubs in the local area.

She is survived by her daughters, Anne (Glen) Paul, Kingston, N.S., Nancy Theriault, North Sydney, Brenda (David) Douglas, Bras d'Or; her sons, John 'Jack' Scott and Wayne (Ellen) Scott, both of North Sydney, also by many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; her brother Clarence (Nina) Skeard, sister Mary Lomond, both of Port Aux Basques and by many nieces and nephews. Frances was predeceased by her husband John 'Jack' Scott, her brother Edward Skeard and sister Minnie Musseau. Special thanks to Dr. John Kirkpatrick, the nurses and staff of Teresa Terrace at the Northside Community Guest Home for the wonderful care and compassion shown to Frances and the family.

A visitation for Frances will held 1-3 p.m. Tuesday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. in the funeral home with Rev. Glen Kent officiating. Burial will take place at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Northside Community Guest Home, Alzheimer Units. Online condolences may be sent to

TAPPER, Sister Elizabeth
The Cape Breton Post, February 7, 2015
Born In: Torbay Newfoundland on: March 5th, 1915
Passed in: Sydney on: February 5th, 2015
Sister Elizabeth Tapper (Sr. St. Francis Mary)
died peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, at the CND Health Care Centre, Sydney. Born in Torbay, Newfoundland on March 5, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Francis Tapper and Mary Martin. She entered the Congregation of Notre Dame in January, 1932 and made profession in 1934. Sister Elizabeth taught in various places throughout the Maritimes, including Newcastle, Charlottetown, Summerside, New Victoria, and Sydney. She was much loved by her students for her kind and gentle manner. Upon retiring from teaching, Sister Elizabeth spent many years volunteering in parishes both in Baddeck and Sydney Mines. Wherever Sister Elizabeth ministered, her deep faith and prayerful spirit accompanied her. In 2012, with her health declining, Sister Elizabeth moved to the CND Health Care Centre, Sydney, where she was lovingly cared for until her passing.

Sister Elizabeth is survived by one sister, Angela, and by one brother, Raymond (Theresa), Torbay, N.L. and by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Ellen, CND and Agnes, CSP, Donna, Virginia, Rose and Monica and by brothers, Richard, George and Robert. Visitation for Sister Elizabeth will be held on Sunday, Feb. 8 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, Sydney, with Bible Vigil at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday at St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Church with Rev. Duaine Devereaux officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks, N.S. Online condolences may be sent to



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