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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
April 2016


FUDGE, Marie (Bagg)
The Cape Breton post, April 26, 2016
Born in Cape La Hune Newfoundland on September 29th, 1922
Passed in Louisbourg on April 23rd, 2016

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Marie Fudge, age 93 peacefully on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Harbourstone Enhanced Care, Sydney with her daughter Loretta and son-in-law, Billy by her side. Mom was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Marie was the daughter of the late Hugh and Elizabeth Bagg. She was born on Sept. 29, 1922 in Cape La Hune, Newfoundland. She was the youngest of 11 children.

She moved to Louisbourg with her husband Nathan and their two children, Loretta and Nathan, her son Eric was born in Sydney a few years later. Marie was a stay at home wife and mother who loved her family. Mom always had a smile and enjoyed being around people. Marie is survived by her daughter Loretta (Billy) Barter; daughter-in-law, Lilly MacDonald; her grandchildren, Lorrie (Blair) MacGillivary, Jonathan and Sabrina Barter, Conor Barter (Courtney), Alice (Peter) Morse; her great-grandchildren, Morgan, Noah and Coby Barter and Charlie Morse; nieces and nephews, as well as her special niece Shirley (Bob) Miles. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Nathan, sons Eric and Nathan, sisters, Ethel, Maryann, Irene, Elizabeth, Alice, Maude and Julia, brothers, James, Jack and Simon.

Special thanks to the nurses and staff at the Northwood Care in Halifax, where mom spent three years there, also to the nurses and staff of the Harbourstone Enhanced Care.Visitation will be held today, (Tuesday, April 26, 2016) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at St. Bartholomew's Church, Louisbourg. A funeral service will take place 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at St. Bartholomew's Church with Rev. Brenda Drake officiating. Interment to follow in the Church Cemetery in Louisbourg. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home.

LEAMON, Louis B.
The Cape Breton Post, May 20, 2016
(March 4, 1945 - April 8, 2016)
Louis passed away peacefully on April 8 at the Grace Hospital in Winnipeg, MB after a very brief illness with a rare incurable disease Acute Pulmonary Fibrosis. Born and raised in Port aux Basques, NL, he was the son of the late Abraham and Ellen (Anderson) Leamon. Louis is survived by his wife Michele (Gouthro) Dartmouth, daughter Karen Briand Halifax step son Jeff (Erin) Alberta, step granddaughters Ainsley, Callan and Reese, sister Elsie Legge, Winnipeg, brothers Abe and Hubert (Alice) of Port aux Basques, NL as well as many nieces and nephews. Also surviving, his first wife Paulette (Cleveland) mothers in law Marjorie Gouthro and Betty Zinck. Louis was also predeceased by sister Lavenia, brother Cecil, sister in law Gladys, fathers in law Michael Gouthro and Arch Zinck. Louis spent most of his working career in the construction industry (painting, plaster repair and taping) but there was no trade he wouldn't tackle and with great success. Louis worked up until a few months before he passed away and also enjoyed tinkering and experimenting in his garage. His favourite pass time was playing lead guitar. He felt very blessed that he was able to winter in Mexico for the last eighteen years. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will take place at A L Mattatall Funeral Home, 217 Portland St, Dartmouth on May 24, at 3 p.m. Reception to follow. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of one's choice. Internment will take place in Port aux Basques, NL at a later date. Special thanks to Dr. Solomon and staff at the Grace Hospital, Winnipeg as well as Glen Lawn Funeral Home, Winnipeg where cremation took place. Also a very special thank you to companion Flo Ledrew and nephew Gary Legge, both of Winnipeg who were at Louis's hospital bedside to the very end. Online condolences may be viewed or sent to:

MUISE, Helen 'Nellie'
The Cape Breton Post, April 16, 2016
Born in Sydney on March 5th, 1925
Passed on April 14th, 2016
Helen 'Nellie' Muise
died peacefully on Thursday, April 14, 2016 surrounded by her family. Nellie was born in Sydney on March 5, 1925, the daughter of Michael and Maggie (Wade) Mahoney, natives of Conception Harbour, Nfld. The family lived on Victoria Road in Ashby. Nellie attended Constantine School and Holy Angels Convent. She worked at the Co-op during the war until her marriage to Nelson Muise, who won the hand of the 'prettiest girl on Victoria Road.'

Nellie is survived by Nelson, her husband of 68 years; eight children, Brian (Maggie), Musquodoboit Harbour, David (Deborah), Sydney, Paula (Onni), South Bar, Michael (Linda), Sydney, Margaret (Roger) Brown, Sydney, Robert (Susan), Elmsdale, Helen (Stephen) Joseph, Sydney, Joe (Mary), Prescott, Ontario; 17 grandchildren, Vicki and JoAnne Muise, Alison Trainer, Geoffrey Muise, Cathy Huntington and Beth Muise, Barry Muise, Jessica McBride and Holley Gillis, Richard, Emily and Cindy Brown, Meg Muise, Craig and Janine Joseph, Sam and Katie Muise and 14 great-grandchildren, Oscar, Tashi, Leo, Olivia, Claire, Sarah, Devon, Jonah, Hillary, Chloe, Blaire, Will, Chloe and Jack. She is also survived by her brother Mike (Sally) Mahoney, Sydney River and sister, Vangie Corbett, USA and many nieces and nephews and cousins. Nellie was predeceased by daughter, Janine; grandson, David Joseph; sisters, Margaret MacNeil, Rachel Martin and Loie Dunn.

Nellie cared for her family at home on Cabot Street, a home that was always welcoming to friends and family. She prepared uncountable meals, always including homemade bread whose aroma lured in neighbours and friends. There was always room for one more. Mountains of laundry kept her large family in clean clothes. She also guarded over her children with determination to keep everyone healthy, well behaved, warm, clean, educated and respectful. Nellie loved to sing and dance. She and Nelson hosted many parties and the entertainment included singing together with friends, accompanied by Nelson on guitar. She loved the Newfoundland music she grew up with and sang along with country music turned up nice and loud while she kept the house spic and span.

Summer meant loading the crew into one of a series of Chevys and heading to the bungalow in Margaree. The place was small, and for many years did not have running water or electricity but it could hold numerous cousins and friends. Over the years it was an extension of her hospitality and love of family and friends. So many games of cards and laughter on evenings and rainy days.

Both Nellie and Nelson loved Newfoundland. For many years they made trips there, often with her brother Mike and his wife Sally. They visited family and made friends all over the island. They also made a network of friends across Canada through their involvement with seniors' organizations. In the sixties they worked to help build the local fledgling NDP party. They are very proud to have taken Tommy Douglas and his wife on a picnic to Louisbourg where they drank tea and admired the ocean. Lester Pearson also had tea in the house on Cabot Street while campaigning against Diefenbaker. The kids still had to go to schools on those days.

Visitation Sunday, April 17 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, 755 George St., Sydney. Funeral mass, Monday, April 18 at 11 a.m. at St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Church, 40 Cabot St., Sydney. The family thanks the staff and residents of Willston House for their kindness and support, the staff of palliative care and VON who helped her through her final illness and Dr. Jean Crosby and nurse Wendy MacIntyre for many years of care. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the David Nelson Joseph playground fund. Online condolences may be sent by visiting

The Cape Breton Post, April 23, 2016
Passed in New Waterford on April 22nd, 2016
It is with great, heartfelt sadness that the family of Alfred Sheppard announce his peaceful passing surrounded by his loving family on Friday, April 22, 2016 at the age of 94. He will be missed greatly by his son, David (Lorraine), grandsons David Jr. and Andrew (Lydia) Sheppard; daughters, Dorothy (Eric) MacDonald, children Amanda (Peter) Mombourquette, great-grandchildren Jack, April and Will; Jeffrey (Matthew Illsley) and Christopher (Ankita Jauhari) MacDonald; Peggy (Kenny) Forward, children Kendra (Kevin Pastuck) great-grandchild Weston and Kent (Gina Brown) Forward.

Alfie was born the last of six children to the late Alfred and Mary (Russell) Sheppard in Sheppard's Cove, Little Catalina, Newfoundland on Dec. 5, 1921. Alfie's father was lost at sea when the schooner the "President Coaker" went down in 1923 on its way back from Brazil; Alfie was only two years of age. Alfie then moved with his family to Port Union, Newfoundland. Alfie had many happy and wonderful stories which he told his family over the years about his happy life in Port Union. At the early age of 16, Alfie went to work in Labrador to help his family. Later, he would work in Boston and on his return to his homeland, Newfoundland, he met the love of his life, Olive Mae Butler. Olive and Alfie were married on July 5, 1951 and celebrated their 60th anniversary before Olive passed in 2010. Alfie worked for the CN Railway and then Eastern Light and Power. Upon his retirement in 1986, Alfie was working for the Nova Scotia Power Corporation as a Lineman.

Alfie and Olive had many happy and wonderful years together. They enjoyed dancing on the weekends, one of their greatest pleasures. Each summer, they would head to Newfoundland to visit with Nana Sheppard and the family. Alfie loved camping; they camped all over Cape Breton and many places in Nova Scotia. The family has many happy memories of their camping times together. Alfie was a member of the Cape Breton Citizen Band Radio Club and enjoyed speaking to people from all over the world. Alfie was active all his life and enjoyed bowling up to a few years ago. He was a member of the IOOF, Sydney Branch for many years. He spent many happy hours in the garage crafting gifts for those he held dear.

After Olive's passing, Alfie went to live with his youngest daughter, Peggy, her husband Kenny and her family. Every morning, he and David Sr. would head out to the Tim Horton's in the Pier to talk about old times at the Power Commission with his buddies. Dorothy and Alfie had many wonderful drives around the area recalling memories and old friends. He was well loved and will be missed greatly by his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Alfie is survived by his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Clarence (Eileen) Butler; sisters-in-law, Irene Cottiers, Dorothy Manuge and Phoebe Porter. Also left to mourn are many nieces and nephews who will miss Uncle Alf's wit and humour. Alfie was predecessed by his wife, Olive, daughter Linda, grandson Anthony Sheppard and great-granddaughter, Autumn Mombourquette; brother Moses (Margaret) Sheppard and sisters, Jessie (Bert) Butler, Nellie (Calvin) Diamond, Hazel (Bill) Wicks, Cory (Jim) Haley; sister-in-law, Sadie Elles; brothers-in-law, Ed Porter, Jules Elles, John Manuge and Phillip Cottiers. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

The family would like to thank Dr. Trevor Guy and the staff of 3A for their outstanding, compassionate and professional care; as well as the doctors and nurses in the An Cala, Palliative Care Unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital for their loving and tender care of our father. Cremation has taken place. Keeping with Alfie's wishes, there will be no visitation and a request for no flowers. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of V. J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 25, 2016 at All Saint's Anglican Church, New Waterford, with Rev. Vernon Reid officiating. Burial will be in Union Grove Cemetery, Scotchtown with a luncheon taking place at All Saints Anglican Church (lower level). Donations in Alfie's memory may be made to Ronald McDonald House, An Cala Palliative Care Unit or a charity of your choice. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at:

SKINNER, Margaret (Kendall)
The Cape Breton Post, April 2, 2016
Born in Ramea, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed in North Sydney, Canada on April 1st, 2016

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, stepmother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, Margaret (Kendall) Skinner, age 94, on Friday, April 1, 2016 at the Northside Community Guest Home. Margaret was born in Ramea, Nfld., Aug. 11, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Lucy (Billard) Kendall. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, she enjoyed attending the Seniors Day Care at Harbourview Hospital, spending time knitting and visits with her family.

Margaret is survived by her daughter, Linda (Denis) Chislett, Barrie, Ont.; brothers, George Kendall, Cornerbrook, Nfld., Montford Kendall, Prescott, Ont., by her stepchildren, Roland (Joan) Skinner, Ross (Kay) Skinner, Brenda (Paul) LeBlanc, all of North Sydney, Blane Skinner, Florenceville, N.B., also by 10 grandchildren, nine step-grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren; daughters-in-law, Barbara Kendall, Joyce Kendall and Pamela Kendall. Margaret was predeceased by her first husband, Dorcie Kendall; her second husband, Matthew Skinner; her three sons, Wesley, Stanley and Walter Kendall; her brothers, Henry and Walter Kendall; her sisters, Edith Lilly and Audrey Park.

The family would like to thank Dr. John Kirkpatrick and the staff at the Northside Community Guest Home for their excellent care of Margaret during the past number of years. Visitation for Margaret will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Monday at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Rev. Julio Martin officiating. Burial to take place in Lakeside Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Northside Community Guest Home. Online condolences may be sent to

WEBB, Theresa
The Cape Breton Post, April 25, 2016
Born in Marytown Newfoundland
Passed in New Waterford on April 21st, 2016

It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of our, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, Theresa Webb, age 94. Theresa passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at the New Waterford Hospital. Born in Marystown, Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late John and Selena (Smith) Gaulton. Theresa was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Theresa was a lifetime member of St. Agnes CWL. She was also a member of the New Waterford Pensioners Dart League and Growing Old Gracefully Society. Theresa enjoyed playing cards, bingo, skating, a good joke and going to the casino. She will be sadly missed by her friends at the senior's complex on MacLeod Avenue, New Waterford.

Theresa is survived by two daughters, Celina 'Minnie' Gottwald (Joe Burke), Donna Durdle (Bill), one son, Gordie (Wanda); 10 grandchildren, Aubrey, Kim, Jaime, Gregory, Nicole, Tammy, Joann, Elliott, Samantha, Kevin; 12 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Chester Webb, two sons, Chester Jr., Ronnie, one daughter, Lucy, seven sisters, two brothers and her son in law, John 'Gooks' Gottwald.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. The funeral mass officiated by Fr. Ray Huntley is Thursday, 10 a.m. in St. Leonard Church followed by interment in St. Agnes Cemetery. The reception will be held in the parish hall, Convent Street. Donations in Theresa's memory may be made to the Diabetic Association or your local SPCA. Online condolences to the family can be expressed at:   CWL members will hold a prayer service at the funeral home on Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m.



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