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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
November 2015


DEAN, Elsie Marjorie
The Cape Breton Post, November 6, 2015
Born in Otter's Point Nfld. on July 5th, 1926
Passed in North Sydney on November 4th, 2015

It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt, Elsie Marjorie Dean, age 89, on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015 at the Northside Community Guest Home. Born in Otter's Point, Nfld., on July 5, 1926, she was the daughter of the late James and Harriet (Collier) Courtney. Elsie was employed for many years with the dietary staff of the Sydney City Hospital until her retirement. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney.

She is survived by her three daughters, Thelma (James) Francis, Sydney Mines, Donna (David) Krasowski, Southside Boularderie, Linda (Peter) Johnston, Calgary and her son, Jim (Audrey) Dean, Sydney; her 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Also surviving are her two sisters, Shirley Gushue, Newfoundland and Alma Fisher, Moncton and nieces and nephews. Elsie was predeceased by her husband, Clarence Dean in 1994; her son, Frank in 2011; her brothers, Roy, Sam, Jim and her sisters, Nina, Effie, Blanche and Mildred.

The family would like to thank Dr. Stephanie Langley and the staff of the Northside Community Guest Home for the compassion and care shown to Mom over the past number of years. There will be no visitation by request. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home Chapel, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney with Rev. Julio Martin officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens in Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to
"Good Night and God Bless You."

HOLIC, Ann Francis
The Cape Breton Post, November 14, 2015
Born in Rameau Nfld. on July 14th, 1926
Passed in North Sydney on November 12th, 2015

On Thursday morning, Nov.12, 2015, at the Northside General Hospital, after a lengthy illness, our beautiful mother left us to be reunited with her one and only love, Johnny. She waited 28 years to be with him again, and now we know she is happy and at peace. A very devout, religious lady, she was a longtime parishioner of Our Lady of Sorrows, Gannon Road, and then to wherever her sister Joanie and Fred took her for Sunday mass, until her health started to fail.

Ann was born in Rameau, Nfld., on July 14, 1926, to her birth parents, James and Frances (Anderson) Kendell, but was raised by her mother and father, Michael and Lucy (Anderson) Matheson. Left to mourn her are her son, Michael (Donna); daughters, Ann Marie (Mel) Anderson and Mary Cecilia Holic (Kenny) and daughters-in-law, Rita (Frank) and Susan, all of North Sydney. Also left are her brothers, Austin and Billy Matheson; sisters, Lucy Kendall, Ontario, Beatrice Savory, Port Aux Basques, Aggie Nichol, Florence MacDonald, Joan Boutilier, Cecilia Harvey and Betty MacNeil, all of Sydney Mines. She was also blessed with nine grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, Mom was predeceased by her husband John T. Holic; sons, Jackie and Gerard; granddaughter, Darlene and brothers, Stanley and Leo Matheson.

Visitation for Ann Holic will be held in J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, from 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will take place Monday at 10 a.m. in Holy Family Church, with Fr. James Oliver officiating. The burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Sydney Mines. A reception will follow the service, in the parish hall. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at
"You knew you were lucky and a friend of Ann's, for when she found you needed help with prayer in your life, and you were put on her "LIST" and prayed for every day."

SKINNER, Captain Dan
The Cape Breton Post, November 3, 2015
Born in Harbour Breton, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada on September 30th, 1939
Passed in North Sydney on November 2nd, 2015

It is with profound sadness, the family of Daniel Skinner, announce his passing at the age of 76. Dan died at home on Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, surrounded by his loving family, after a brief illness with cancer. Born in Harbour Breton, Nfld., on Sept. 30, 1939, Dan was the son of the late Helen (Mahoney) and James Skinner.

Dan was a member of the Northern Yacht Club and the North Sydney Senior Citizens and Pensioners' Club. Prior to his retirement Dan spent his career at sea. His two longtime employers being H.B. Nickerson's and National Sea. His years of being at the helm of many draggers, and being known for a "large haul" made him well known in fishing communities such as Louisbourg, Canso, Alder Point, Petit de Gras and North Sydney. Dan was most proud to be awarded "Highliner of the Year" two years in a row at the annual convention in Lunenburg. Dan wore many hats in his life time but the two he was most proud of was "Captain" and after his retirement from fishing "Poppy".

Dan is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Carlotta (Claudia) Ongo. Dan is also survived by his son, Shawn (Tanya); his daughter-in-law, Betty-Jo and her husband, Steve Kehoe, and by his grandchildren, who he cherished and cared for every day of their lives, Danielle, Bryce and Franki. Dan is survived by his siblings, Joe (Marlene), North Sydney, Marie (Dave) Baggs, Jim (Madonna), Kevin (Sarah), Francis (Beverly), Jane (Alex) Hunt, John (Robena), and Bob, all of Newfoundland. Dan is also survived by brother-in-law, Bud Augot; sisters-in-law, Martha MacLeod and Sylvia (Danny) Poirier, and many nieces and nephews. Dan was predeceased by his children, Gary and Monica, also by his brother, Leo and brothers-in-law, Frank, Max, Kenneth, Phillip, Donnie and sisters-in-law, Nettie and Marie.

Dan opened his home and cared for most of his siblings as they came to North Sydney to finish their high school years or to gain employment. They fondly recall the hand up Dan gave as they were getting started in life and shared with them whatever he and Carlotta had at the time. He loved to spend hours talking with his friends of his "fishing tales". His other great passion in life was being a grandfather. Dan took all the love he had when he lost Gary and Monica and gave it to Shawn and his three precious grandchildren. They will forever have "Poppy" stories to hold in their hearts.

The family will receive visitors from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015 in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. At Dan's request there will be no funeral but a private graveside burial at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Cancer Patient Care Fund or Palliative Care of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Online condolences may be sent to
Your presence we'll miss, your memories we'll treasure, loving you always, forgetting you never.

WELLS, Arthur
The Cape Breton Post, November 26, 2015
Born In: Newfoundland
Passed on: November 23rd, 2015

With heartfelt sadness we announce the passing of our brother and uncle, Arthur Wells, age 72, on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015. Born in Bay de L'eau, Fortune Bay, N.L., Arthur was the son of the late Jonathan and Lillian (Baker) Wells. He was a longtime resident of North Sydney who enjoyed woodworking and was well liked by the staff and residents of Breton Ability Center where he resided the last number of years. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney. Arthur is survived by his two sisters, Charlotte Curnock, North Sydney, Eileen (Thomas) West, Halifax and his brother John Wells, North Sydney; his nieces and nephews, Michael Curnock, Donna Curnock, Amanda (Paul) Jabalee, Joan Kanary (Doug MacDougall), William West and grandnieces and nephews, Christine, Olivia, Lilly, Kassandra, Jillian, Michael, Luke and Mitchell.
He was predeceased by his parents and a brother Frank in infancy. A funeral service for Arthur will be held at 11 a.m. today in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney with Rev. Brenda Drake officiating. Burial will follow in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Cape Breton Mental Health Services. Online condolences may be sent to

YOUNG, Laura Gertrude 'Gertie'
The Cape Breton Post, November 17, 2015
Born in Gaultois, Newfoundland
Passed in Sydney on November 15th, 2015

It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Laura Gertrude ‘Gertie' Young on Nov. 15, 2015 at the age of 72. Gertie passed away at home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Gaultois, Newfoundland she was a daughter of the late James and Cassie (MacDonald) Fudge. Gertie worked for Woolco and Walmart in Sydney and proudly retired after 20 years. Gertie leaves behind her loving husband of 53 years, George William; daughters, Cindy (Earl) Budden, Sydney and Karen (Trevor) Popovich, Ontario; son, Joey (Monique) Young, Alberta; sisters, Marjorie (Gerald) MacGrath, Sarah (Tom) LeBlanc, Marion (Ralph) Haines, Clarice (Marven) McGrath; brothers, Henry (Geraldine)Fudge, Jim 'Junior' (Norma) Fudge, George Fudge, Roy (Cathy) Fudge and Sam (Betty) Fudge; grandchildren, Stephanie, Vanessa, Braedon, Jared , Kira, Dekota and Kosstus; great-grandchildren, Chloey Elizabeth and Seth George William; she is also survived by her caregiver and niece, Kelly Dawn as well as many nieces and nephews. Gertie was predeceased by her daughter Elizabeth Tracey and sister Julie Elizabeth Fudge. Visitation for the late Laura Young will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at T. W. Curry Parkview Chapel. A funeral service will be held 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at Christ the King Church, Sydney. Rev Glen Kent will officiate. Donations in memory of Gertie may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made by visiting



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