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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
May 2015


The Cape Breton Post, May 27, 2015
Born In Burgeo, Canada on: June 15th, 1919
Passed in New Waterford on: May 15th, 2015
Lena Fahey
, 95, formerly of Gordon Street, New Waterford, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at the Maple Hill Manor, with family at her side. Lena was born June 15, 1919, in Burgeo, N.L. She was a daughter of the late Edward and Matilda (Strickland) Anderson. Lena was a stay-at-home mom, raising her family and is survived by her children, Mary Steele, New Waterford, Raymond (Mary), St. John's, N.L., Fred (Mildred), New Waterford, Theresa (Brian) Campbell, Barrie, Ont., Herbie (Pam), New Waterford, Tillie (Terry) McGovern, Oshawa, Ont. Also surviving is a sister Elsie (Bob) Petrie, Windsor, Ont. and a brother Aubrey Anderson, Burgeo; 13 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Lena was known to be a hard worker and a friend to all. She was predeceased by her husband William 'Bill' Fahey (1979) , two sisters, Susan (John) Fahey and Maud, five brothers, Matt, Ted, Jack, George and Don.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 1-2:30 p.m. with a funeral service to commence at 2:30 p.m. all in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home Chapel, 380 Smith St., New Waterford with Deacon Leo Penny officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Carmel Cemetery. Memorial donations in her name may be made to a charity of one's choice. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at

HATCHER, Dorothy Alberta
The Cape Breton Post, May 9, 2015
Born In Burgeo, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada on: May 10th, 1924
Passed in North Sydney on: May 7th, 2015

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt, Dorothy Alberta Hatcher, age 90, on Thursday May 7, 2015 at the Northside Community Guest Home, North Sydney. Dorothy was born in Burgeo, Nfld. on May 10, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Wilson and Blanche (Bowdridge) Billard. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney. Dorothy was a very special wife, mother sister, aunt and housekeeper and she was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Dorothy is survived by her loving children, her daughters, Thelma (Bill) MacLennan, Dalem Lake, Hilda Hatcher, North Sydney, Sharon (Robert) Anderson, Sydney Mines and his son, Melvin Hatcher, Sydney Mines; her grandchildren, Diane, Lisa, Gail, Tammy, Kim and Christopher and great-grandchildren, Logan, Megan, Ryan, Katie, Brianna, Xavier, Carter, Abigail and Zoe and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Hatcher; her sisters, Ivey Bennett, Hazel Oates, Ina Earle, Gwenyth MacDonald and infant brother, Harvey.

The family offers a special thank you to Dr. Peter Poulos and the nursing staff of MacEachern Place at the Northside Community Guest Home for the excellent and special care given to our mother and for making her every day special. There will be no visitation by request. A funeral service for Dorothy will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Rev. Julio Martin officiating. A burial will follow in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Arrangements are under the care and direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Northside Community Guest Home or St. John the Baptist Anglican Church. Online condolences may be sent to

PURCELL, Piearce Herbert
The Cape Breton Post, May 22, 2015
Born In: Harbour Grace, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed in: Sydney, Canada on: May 16th, 2015

It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Mr. Piearce Herbert Purcell, age 64 of Glace Bay on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Harbour Grace, N.L., Piearce was the son of Vera (Burden) Purcell and the late Patrick Purcell. Piearce worked at the fish plant in Glace Bay for many years. He enjoyed sitting on his porch in the summer with his buddy, Sonny. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his mother, Vera; his wife, Beatrice (Lahey) Purcell, formerly of Main-a-Dieu; his son, Patrick (Sandra); daughter, Marie; grandson, Jamie and step-granddaughter, Aimee. He will also be sadly missed by his brother, Reg (Ann Denise); his special little furry friend, Crystal; special caregiver, Dr. Cadegan; two nieces, Nicole and Vanessa; two grandnieces, Sarah and Hannah; one grandnephew, Nicholas; numerous aunts, uncles and many friends. Besides his father, Piearce was predeceased by his two brothers, Paul and Lloyd.

Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Monday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at 2 p.m., both in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home Chapel, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay, Fr. Leo Boone officiating. Interment in St. Anne's Cemetery. No flowers please. Memorial donations may be made to the Cancer Society. A special thank you to the VON, Palliative Care, Glace Bay Hospital, Pius and June Locke. Online condolences to the family can be expressed at

The Cape Breton Post, May 19, 2016
Born in Pool's Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada on: July 29th, 1938
Passed in North Sydney, Canada on: May 17th, 2015

It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Ada Sheaves, age 76, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at the Harbourview Hospital in Sydney Mines. Born in Pool's Cove, NL, on July 29, 1938, she was a daughter of the late Herbert and Leonora (Perham) Williams. Ada had been employed as a bus and lunch lady with the Cape Breton Victoria School Board working at Thompson Jr. High School until her retirement in 2003.

Ada was a devoted wife and loving mother who enjoyed spending time with her family whether it was camping in the summer or hosting large family dinners at the house, she was happiest being surrounded by the people she loved. She was an avid bowler and card player and known for her cooking and baking. Ada is survived by her husband of 59 years, John Sheaves; by her children, Verna (Jimmy) Cann, Lisa Sheaves (John MacKinnon), Corinna (Terry) MacAskill all of North Sydney and Herbie Sheaves (Lorraine) of Ontario; by her 9 grandchildren, Jody, Brad, Troy, Corinne, Jimmy, Kyle, Bernie, Brody and Courtney, her 7 great grandchildren, Clayton, Mitchell, Carter, Olivia, Keslyn, Anna, Jamison. Also surviving are her sisters, Phyllis (Jim) Baker of Sydney, Nora Williams of Alder Point and by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters, Phoebe James, Rose Dicks and her brother Melvern Williams.

The family would like to take this opportunity to thank the doctors and staff of Harbour View Hospital and CCU at the CB Regional Hospital for the care and compassion shown to Ada. Visitation for Ada will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, in the W. J. Dooley Funeral Home 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. on Thursday from the funeral home chapel with Rev. Ron Coole officiating. A burial will follow in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the NS Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to



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