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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
June 2015


The Cape Breton Post, June 9, 2015
Born In Francois Nfld.
Passed in Sydney on: June 8th, 2015

It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of Clyde Dollimount on June 8, 2015 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Francois, Nfld., he was the son of late Raymond and Olive (Skinner) Dollimount.

Clyde was a photographer, organist, teacher and author. He taught in Cape Breton, Toronto, Newfoundland and London, England, He had worked as organist at First United Church and St. Bartholomew's Church both in Louisbourg. Clyde was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 62, Louisbourg. Before his illness progressed he was a volunteer working with the "Louisbourg Seagull." Many of his photographs have graced the cover of the "Seagull". Clyde has been a lay reader in the Anglican Church of Canada and spent a lot time studying the Bible and history. He authored two books and was currently working on a third, "Newfoundlanders in Louisbourg." He also wrote a column about Louisbourg once a month for the "Cape Breton Community Post." He is survived by his friends, Jon and Cathy Lawrence. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Raymond Jr. and Gilbert Dollimount, a sister in infancy. Cremation had taken place. There will be no visitation or funeral service by request. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of ...

DUNN, Unetha Jeannette (Clarke-Slade-Laffin)
The Cape Breton Post, July 2, 2015
Born In Victoria Village Nfld. on: October 7th, 1943
Passed in North Sydney on: June 29th, 2015

We regret to announce the passing of Unetha Jeannette Dunn, 71, of Alder Point, on Sunday, June 29, 2015, at the Northside General Hospital. Born in Victoria Village, Nfld., on Oct. 7, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Ernestine Clarke (stepmom, Marie Clarke). She was raised by Ernest and Margaret Slade. She loved her grandchildren very much. She enjoyed special times at home with her family, especially Christmas and birthdays. She leaves behind to mourn her daughters, Corrinna (Stanley) Nunn, Laureena Laffin, and Deanne Laffin-Dunn and her sons, Martin Laffin and Steven Elliot Laffin; six grandchildren, one great-grandchild, several brothers and sisters, many loving relatives and extended Slade, Clarke and Laffin families. She was predeceased by her husband, Martin (Dede) Laffin, and her grandson Dillon B. Jewett. Her family will receive visitors Friday, July 3, 2015, at 10 a.m. in J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines. A celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m. in the funeral home, with Rev. Nick Phillips officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Northside Hospital Foundation. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at

LEONARD, Edna G. (Heffernan)
The Cape Breton Post, June 22, 2015
Born In Port Blandford Newfoundland
Passed in Halifax, on: June 19th, 2015
Edna G. (Heffernan) Leonard
of Halifax, passed away peacefully on June 19, 2015, at the age of 96. Born in Port Blandford, N.L., the daughter of the late Edward and Janet (Chinn) Heffernan. Edna was employed as a Personnel Services Supervisor at CFB Halifax (Dockyard) retiring in 1991. Edna was a loving and devoted mother to her three children and a super "Nanny" to her grandchildren. She touched them with her kindness and true sense of caring. Edna's life was a reflection of her love of Christian values and commitment to her family and friends, expressed in her generosity, kindness and devotion. Edna loved flowers and took pride in her small (unprofessional) garden. She also found great joy and contentment in her music and playing the piano. Always mindful that "music is good for the soul."

She is survived by two daughters, Judith (Judy) Cyples; Debra (Debbie) Taylor (Patrick); one son, Richard Leonard (Heather); grandchildren, Billie and Gary Cyples, Keri (Erik Jensen), Krista, twins Kyle and Katie Taylor, Erika (Christian Sykora), Andrew Leonard; great-grandchildren, Jillian, Ava, Sofia, Ella, Jakob, Zoey; great-great-grandchildren, Nathan, Natalie, Landon, Lucas. Also survived by her sister Gwen, Toronto, Ont., Shirley, North Vancouver, B.C., and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold J. (Dick) Leonard, sister, Marjorie, brothers-in-law, Joe and George, Garfield and Fred, brothers, Bramwell and Edward Heffernan, who met death tragically in 1933, son-in-law Bill and nephew, Randy.

Body resting at J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr., Halifax. Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 24, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at West End Baptist Church, 1986 Preston St., Halifax, on Thursday, June 25 at 11 .a.m., with reception to follow. Burial following Reception at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lower Sackville. Donations can be made to Salvation Army, Barrington Street or West End Baptist Church. Special thanks to our friends and family for their support during this difficult time. To Bev Douglas, Unit manager of 9 Abbie Lane and her outstanding nursing staff for the kindness shown to our mother. Also thank you to medical staff of Geriatric Assessment Unit. To leave an online condolence, please visit:
"Mom" We'll miss you - "Till we meet again".

MORRIS, Douglas Roy
The Cape Breton Post, June 6, 2015
Born In: Robinsons Nfld.
Passed in: Sydney Forks, Nova Scotia, Canada

A life well lived full of joy, peace, kindness and goodness has been completed with the passing of Douglas Roy Morris on June 3, 2015, as he wished at his home. Douglas was a loving husband, father, grandfather. He will be forever missed by his wife, Agnes, family and friends for his extreme kindness and generosity of self. Douglas always spoke with intent and never with attention. He never found fault instead looked for remedies. His love of all family never diminished and Douglas remained proud of all their accomplishments.

Douglas was born in Robinsons, Nfld., the son of William and Caroline (Shears) Morris. He followed a family tradition with a love of the sea and in the footsteps of his maternal uncles noted sailing masters. Douglas distinguished himself as a marine engineer sailing most oceans and visited most continents while sailing world wide. He became senior chief engineer for over 40 years with Marine Atlantic and retired in 1990 to enjoy all that nature had to offer on his beautiful and well loved acreage, marveling each and every day at it's beauty. This was the place he enjoyed while listening to his extensive record collection; always welcoming friends and family with great impromptu sing-alongs. Douglas was an active participant in all community life.

As we mourn the loss of Douglas we celebrate his life with gratitude and love in his memory let us all reach out to one another with an act of kindness. A graveside service will be held on 2 p.m. Monday, June 8th at St. Bees' Cemetery, Westville with the Rev. Marilyn Haugen-Strand officiating. Condolences may be made at
Eternal father strong to save
Hear us when cry to thee
For those in peril on the sea.

The Cape Breton Post, June 9, 2015
Born In Clarenville, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada on: December 9th, 1936
Passed in Sydney, Canada on: June 6th, 2015

We, the family of Marion Ivy Williamson, regret to announce her passing Saturday, June 6, 2015, at Celtic Court, Sydney, with her loving family by her side. Born Dec. 9, 1936, in Clarenville, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late James and Laura (Harnum) Pitcher. Ivy was formerly employed with Woolco, from which she retired and was a member of Club 55 and the pensioner's dart club. She enjoyed spending time with family doing crafts and hobbies.

Surviving are her husband, Cyril; daughters, Brenda Williamson (Rod Watkins), Albert Bridge and Susan Williamson (Wayne MacIntyre), Sackville; brother, Malcolm, Moncton, N.B.; grandchildren, Christa (Tommy) Trainor, Lindsey, Jessica and Cyril MacDonald, Alicia, Caleb, Breanna and Dakota Lloyd and three great-grandchildren. Ivy was predeceased by her brothers, Donald and Harold, as well as twin sisters and a brother in infancy.

Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday 1 p.m., with Rev. Dana Feltmate officiating. Interment in Alfred Smith Cemetery. The family would like to express sincere thanks to the staff of Scotia Lane at Celtic Court for the excellent care and compassion provided to Ivy. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or the Diabetes Association of Nova Scotia. Words of comfort can be sent to the family at or email



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