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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
July 2015

 

DRAKE, Stephen Spencer
The Cape Breton Post, July 22, 2015
Born In Newfoundland
Passed in Louisbourg on: July 20th, 2015

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Stephen Spencer Drake, 76, on Monday, July 20, 2015 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Newfoundland, Steve was the son of the late Stephen and Violet Drake. He was a fisherman for many years. Steve is survived by his common law wife, Alice Payne; his sons, Gary, Louisbourg, Glen (Lucy), Bateston and their mother Marjorie; his sister, Marjorie, Marystown, Newfoundland. He is also survived by his stepchildren, Darlene MacDonald (Art), Sydney, Martina Harnum (James), Sydney, Garland (Glenda) Chant, Fort McMurray; his two step-grandchildren, Megan and Keagan who he loved dearly and his beloved pet Lilly; as well as his godson, Brandon and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Garfield, Levi and Maxwell, sisters, Winnifred and Isabelle.

Special thanks to the doctors and staff in the emergency room and palliative care for their care and compassion. Cremation has taken place. There will be a private graveside service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer society. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, Sydney


DUNN, Lillian Mae
The Cape Breton post, July 25, 2015
Born In: Lark Harbour Newfoundland
Passed in: Prime Brook on: July 23rd, 2015

It is with broken hearts that we the family announce the passing of Lillian Dunn on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at the Harbour View Hospital, Sydney Mines. Born in Lark Harbour, Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late John and Eliza (Wheeler) Druggett. She was formerly employed with "The Met" Sydney and The Cove Guest Home before retirement. She was a 30-year member of the Cape Breton Antique & Custom Car Club, along with husband Gordon, where she enjoyed club cruises, car shows and many other club functions. She enjoyed being part of the Brookshaven Dart League. She was a wonderful wife and mother, looking after every ones needs prior to her own. She was a friend to all that met her. She enjoyed making trips to Newfoundland to visit with family and friends.

Lillian is survived by the love of her life, husband, Gordon Dunn, her children, Wendell (Denise), Prime Brook, Craig, Fredericton, N.B., daughter Denise Dunn, Prime Brook; three precious grandchildren, James, Lily and Olivia. She is also survived by her brother John (Carol) Druggett, Kippens, N.L.; sisters-in-law, Millie (Eric) Lordly, Emmie Dunn, brother-in-law Calvin Wheeler; her special niece, Debbie (Bryan) McLeod, as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sisters, Lorraine (Ruddolf) Mouland, Isabel Wheeler, Loretta (Arthur) Wheeler, sisters-in-law, Rose, Marjorie and Vivian, brothers-in-law, Gerald, Arthur, Kenneth and Wallace.

Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Monday, July 27, 2015 at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will take place 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 28, 2015 in the funeral chapel.


NOLAN, Sr. Winifred
The Cape Breton Post, July 29, 2015
Born In: Mount Carmel
Passed in: Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada on July 27th, 2015
Sister Winifred Nolan
, 99, formerly Sister Mary Ruth, a Sister of St. Martha, died at St. Martha's Hospital, Antigonish on July 27, 2015 in the 76th year of her religious life. Born in Mount Carmel, Newfoundland/Labrador, and baptized Winifred Genevieve, she was the daughter of the late John and Bridget (Power) Nolan.

Sister Winifred entered the Sisters of St. Martha on Sept. 8, 1937, pronounced her first vows on Aug. 24, 1939, and pronounced her final vows on Aug. 24, 1942. For most of her religious life, Sister Winifred participated in the ministry of homemaking in the various houses in which she lived. Homemaking was the founding ministry of the Sisters of St. Martha at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish. In mainland Nova Scotia, Sister Winifred served at St. Martha's Hospital, Coady International Institute, St. Martha's Convent and Bethany. In Cape Breton she served at Little Flower Institute, Bras d'Or, St. Charles Convent, Dominion, St. Mary's Convent, Inverness, New Waterford Consolidated Hospital Convent, New Waterford. She served as well at St. Martha's Catholic Center, Boston, Cardinal's Residence, Toronto and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Convent, Kamloops, B.C. Sister Winifred served as community leader in four of the local communities where she lived.

Sister Winifred, the third youngest of 12 children, was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by four brothers, John, Bert, Francis and Walter, and by seven sisters, Blanche, Ellen, Kathleen, Mercedes, Mary Cleary, Muriel, and Sister Mary Alicia, a Religious of Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in St. John's, Nfld. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Sister Winifred will be fondly remembered for her cheerful spirit, her art of storytelling with a poem to fit every occasion. It was evident from her many stories that Sister Winifred cherished dearly her Newfoundland roots. She also loved to dress up for any feast, be it St. Valentine's Day or St. Partick's Day, sporting one of her tall hats that she had made herself - giving everyone a chuckle as she walked into the dining room. Her remains will be resting at Bethany, beginning Thursday, July 30 at 1:15 p.m.. A Celebration of Vigil will be held on that same evening at 7:30 p.m. Liturgy of Christian Burial will take place on Friday, July 31, 2015 at 2 p.m. in Bethany Chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of C.L.Curry Funeral Home, Antigonish. Online Condolences: www.clcurry.com


SNOW, Sadie Margaret
The Cape Breton Post, July 14, 2015
(December 1, 1916 - July 12, 2015)
Sadie Margaret Snow
aged 98, of Birch Grove, passed away peacefully at the General Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Sadie was born on December 6, 1916 in Carbonear, Newfoundland to Mary Louise (Butts) and John Snow. She came to Birch Grove at the age of 5 years with her parents and older sister Mable. Sadie was happiest when she had a house full of company, especially on Sunday's when her family came to visit. She enjoyed her trips to Dollar Rama, picking berries in the back field, hanging out laundry and decorating for Christmas. Sadie had an exceptionally keen mind.

Sadie is survived by her sisters Leah Ferguson, Flora Antonello (Pius), brothers Chesley Snow (Maisie) and Robert and sister-in-law Isabel Snow as well as many nieces and nephews especially Nancy & Norma Carson and Shawn Carson. She was predeceased by sister Mable Kibyuk, Louise Carson, Emily Lynk, brothers William and Andy and Charles in infancy.

A visitation will take place on Wednesday, July 15 at Patten Funeral Home from 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, July 16 at Patten Funeral Home with interment to follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Stories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.pattenfuneral.com Family flowers only, if desired, donations in Sadie's memory may be made to the Hospice Society.
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TAYLOR, Clifford
The Cape Breton Post, July 18, 2015
Born In Grand Bruit on: June 28th, 1922
Passed in North Sydney on: July 17th, 2015

We are saddened to announce the passing of our beloved father Clifford Taylor, age 93, of North Sydney, on Friday, July 17, 2015 at the Northside General Hospital. Clifford was born on June 28, 1922 in Grand Bruit on the Southwest coast of Newfoundland to the late John and Harriet (Billard) Taylor and being one of eight children, he was raised by his aunt and uncle Gordon and Melida Miles.

Dad left home at a young age to work on the water fishing and later working ocean going tug boats, that took him many places from Bermuda to the Azores. His travels brought him to North Sydney where he worked on the construction of St. Elizabeth Hospital and on its completion continued to work there as a stationary engineer until his retirement in 1987. It was here in North Sydney where he met his late wife Margaret (Morris), and they raised a family of four, his sons Gordon (Nadine) Taylor, Sydney Mines and their children Alana and Kyle, David (Arlene) Taylor, Little Harbour, Pictou County and children Greg and Debralee; his daughters Darlene (Gordon) Carter, Georges River, Anne (Scott) Mosher, Fall River and their children Ashley and David and several great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister Hazel Crant, brother Wilfred Taylor, both in Corner Brook, N.L., by several sisters and brothers-in-law, numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Margaret Taylor in 2007 and by his brothers Bill, Jack, Gilbert, Jim and sister Joan.

Visitation for Clifford will be held from 9:30-11 a.m. on Monday and funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Patrick O'Neill officiating. Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice

 

 

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