The Cape Breton Post, January 25, 2016
Born in Burgeo Newfoundland
Passed in North Sydney on January 22nd, 2016
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our dear husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend, Fred Benoit, age 81, on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 at the Northside General Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Burgeo, N.L., he was the son of the late Arthur and Mary Jane (Lawrence) Benoit.
Fred spent most of his life at sea having sailed on the Great Lake boats, retiring from Algoma Shipping after many years. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and spending time with his family. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church in North Sydney.
Fred is survived by his loving wife Mabel (Buglar) Benoit; his two sons Alex (Gwen) Benoit of Valley, N.S., Joe (Melody) Benoit of Calgary; by his grandchildren Michael, Steven, Lori, Brian; great-grandchildren Morgan, Riley, Jace; by his two brothers Jack (Eva) Benoit, Clarenville, N.L., Don (Carol) Benoit, Mississauga, Ont.; sisters Joyce (Jerry) Leddey, B.C., Josie (John) Synasel, London, Ont. and by several nephews and nieces.
He was predeceased by his brothers Joseph Benoit, Victor (Goldie) Benoit and sisters Bessie Campbell (Murray), Mary Parsons (Joe).
Visitation for Fred will be 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A prayer service will follow at 9 p.m. with Rev. Julio Martin officiating. Burial will take place at a later date in Lakeside Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com
The Cape Breton Post, January 18, 2016
Born in Burgeo Newfoundland on June 26th, 1922
Passed in North Sydney on January 15th, 2016
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear brother, uncle and friend Fred Ingram, age 93, who passed away on Friday, Jan. 15, 2016 at the Northside Community Guest Home.
Born in Burgeo, N.L. on May 26, 1922, he was the son of the late Fred and Fanny (Harris) Ingram.
Fred was a fisherman for a few years before moving to Halifax, where he joined cable ships, MV Quest and MV Cyrus Field until his retirement.
After the passing of his wife, Lucy, he moved back to North Sydney, where he enjoyed sport fishing and loved playing cards and checkers with his friends.
Fred was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church in North Sydney and was an honorary member of the North Sydney Seniors and Pensioners Club.
Fred is survived by his brothers, Howard (Freda) Ingram, Port aux Basques, N.L.. Edward 'Ned' (Stella) Ingram, North Sydney; sisters, Phyllis Eccleston, Michigan, USA and Marie Keeping, North Sydney. He is also survived by a large number of nieces and nephews and good friend Marlene Williams.
Fred was predeceased by his wife Lucy (Poole) Ingram, three brothers, George, Winston, Sidney, brothers-in-law John Eccelston, Arthur Keeping and sister-in-law Gladys Ingram.
Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church North Sydney with Rev. Julio Martin officiating. Burial will take place in Lakeside Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to St. John the Baptist Anglican Church or any charity.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com
The Cape Breton Post, January 27, 2016
It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce another angel has received her wings. Leah Jenkins, eldest child of the late William and Susanna Collins of Victoria, Nfld., was received into God's heavenly arms on Jan. 18, 2016. She leaves to mourn her children, Brenden (Shirley), Jane, Albert (June), Robert, Rudy (Doreen), Claudine, Marilyn, Caroline (Ron), Wade (Denise), Clyde (Leone) and Roy. Brothers, Will (Elsie), and Wilson (Florence); 22 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Special niece, friend and confidant whom she loved dearly and who when said "Give Aunt Leah a kiss and a hug for me" always put a smile on her face. God bless you Ada Deering and millions of thank yous. Predeceased by husband, Alex (1961); sons, Vern and Buster ( James); sons-in-law, Blair and John. Also siblings, Molly, Linda, Hayward, Ada and William; grandsons, Richard, Allen and Justin. Family will be gathering at the Birch Grove Fire Hall on Saturday, Jan. 30, from 11 a.m-1 p.m. and are inviting anyone wanting to extend condolences to come share a cup of tea with us as we remember our Mom and Nana.
LOCKMAN, Doris 'Vivian'
The Cape Breton Post, January 20, 2016
Born in Glace Bay
Passed in Glace Bay on January 15th, 2016
We, the family, regret to announce the passing of our much beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt, Vivian Lockman, formerly of Fourth St., New Aberdeen, on Friday, Jan. 15, 2016 at Seaview Manor in her 89th year.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Morgan) Mugford of Clarkes Beach, Nfld. Educated in Glace Bay schools, she met and married the love of her life, Donald John Lockman, upon his return from overseas and spent 59 busy years together before his passing in 2007.
Left to mourn her passing are eight of her 10 children: Florence Clark, Toronto, Bill (Jan), Kitchener, Ont., Donna MacKenzie, Glace Bay, Brenda (Glen Mitchelitis), Reserve, Bruce (Debra), Toronto, Debbie (Arnold) McKinnon, Glace Bay, David (Linda Currie), Dominion, Carol (Greg) Comer, Glace Bay. Mom, your arms were always open when we needed a hug, your heart understood when we needed a friend, your gentle eyes were stern when we needed a lesson, your strength and love guided us and gave us wings to fly!
Mom is also survived by 11 grandchildren, Melissa MacInnis, Megan Comer, Mark McCormick, Alyson MacKenzie-MacDonald, David and Colin Dean, Amanda, Kim Nicole and Blair MacKinnon and Brendon Lockman; 16 great-grandchildren, Nathan, Daniel, Alexis, Morgan, Hannah, Landon, Joshua, Jersey, Jory, Carson, Mitchell, Kyle, Emma, Noah, Maylyn and Declan; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
A devoted wife and mother, Mom was a "softie" when it came to her grand babies, she gave generously of her time, treats and welcomed them all with open arms, day or night.
Besides her parents and husband, Mom was predeceased by her stepfather, Arthur Bobbitt, after mom lost her Dad at the tender age of four; two children, John Richard and Mary Patricia; brother, Wallace; sisters, Ethel (late Edward) Pyke, Evelyn (late Phil) Simms; grandchildren, Kent and Alicia Dean.
The impact Mom had on our lives will be felt forever and we rejoice knowing she is safe in the arms of God as promised in John 3:16.
At mom's request, cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral will take place on Friday, Jan. 22 at 2 p.m. in Patten Funeral Home Chapel with the Salvation Army officiating. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to the Renal Dialysis Unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital or the Salvation Army.
Online condolences may be sent to www.pattenfuneral.com A heartfelt thank you to Dr. T. Hewlett and staff of Renal Dialysis, those who cared for her at Seaview Manor and to the many E.H.S staff who were so attentive in Mom's travels these past five years.
MacKINNON, Shirley Edith
Born in Bay L'Argent Newfoundland on November 4th, 1935
Passed in: North Sydney on January 29th, 2016
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear mother, sister and friend, Shirley Edith MacKinnon, age 80, on Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, at the Northside General Hospital surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Bay L'Argent, Newfoundland, Nov. 4, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Morris and Lorraine (Banfield) Banfield.
Shirley was a graduate of Cape Breton Business College. In her earlier years she worked numerous jobs and then later worked for Marine Atlantic retiring after 17 years of service. Shirley was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney.
Shirley is survived by her daughter Heather (Donald) Stephenson, Sydney Mines, by her two sons, Morris MacKinnon and Danny (Diane) MacKinnon, both of North Sydney, also surviving is her sister Grace Banfield, Mississauga, Ont.
Shirley was predeceased by her husband Frederick Robert MacKinnon and two sisters Joyce Gough and Ruth Hill.
The family would like to thank the ER staff at Northside General Hospital for the care she received and also the staff at the Northside Community Guest Home.
There will be no visitation by request. A graveside service will be held at a later date in Point Edward. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney.
Memorial donations may be made your local food bank
The Cape Breton Post, January 18, 2016
Born in Newfoundland
Passed in Glace Bay Sydney on January 15th, 2016
With sadness, we announce the passing of our wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Vera Purcell, age 88.
Vera passed away on Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, at Celtic Court Nursing Home, Sydney.
Born in Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late Herb and Elsie (Newman) Burden and was a member of St. Anne's Parish, Glace Bay.
Vera was employed for several years at our local fish processing plant, and while living in Glace Bay, she was a longtime resident of Mechanic Street and the Valley View Seniors Complex. She will be fondly remembered for all the loving moments spent with her children and her extended family, her family was her life.
Vera will be sadly missed by her loving son Reg (Ann Denise), Glace Bay; siblings, Dorothy, Jim (Rose Mary) and Leslie (Helen), all of Newfoundland; cherished grandchildren, Marie, Patrick, Cecil, Nicole, Vanessa; great-grandchildren, Jamie, Sara, Hannah, Nicholas, Bethany; daughters-in-law, Beatrice, Brenda, Mary; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Patrick, sons, Lloyd, Piearce, Paul, siblings, Ephraim, Edward, Reg, Hilda and Clarice.
In honoring her wishes, cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, from 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20 in the funeral home chapel, with Fr. Leo Boone officiating. Interment will take place in St. Anne's Cemetery at a later date.
At this time we would like to sincerely thank the entire staff at Celtic Court for the loving and compassionate care given to Vera.
Online condolences to the Purcell family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca
QUINN, Frances (Snow)
The Cape Breton Post, January 28, 2016
Born in Newfoundland
Passed in: South Bar on January 26th, 2016
It is with heavy hearts that we the family announce the peaceful passing of Frances (Snow) Quinn, 89, on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 at The Cove Guest Home, Sydney, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Newfoundland, Frances was the daughter of the late Bernard and Sarah (Norcott) Snow.
Family was everything to Frances. She was a member of St. Alphonsus and Holy Redeemer Church. Frances was talented in making crafts, playing darts and listening to music. She loved her seasonal getaways at the Ben Eoin beach. Frances will be remembered by family and friends for her sharp wit and being very generous.
Frances is survived by her children, Bernie (Philomena), Gregory (Paulette Tilly), Raylene, Shelley (Ed) Jerosky, Darrell (Tammy) and Colleen Gagnon; grandchildren, Amanda, Jillian, Mark, Shauna, Brody, Madison and Quinn; great-grandchildren, Damon, Michela, Aurora and Raymond; brother, Leo Snow; sister, Marie Peters; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Frances was predeceased by her husband, Raymond Quinn, brother, Billy Snow and a brother at infancy.
Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 at 10 a.m. in Holy Redeemer Church, Whitney Pier, with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Interment will take place at St. Alphonsus Cemetery, Victoria Mines, at a later date.
Donations in memory of Frances may be made to The Cove Guest Home or to a charity of one's choice.
The family would like to thank the Cape Breton County Homemakers and staff at The Cove Guest Home for their continuous care for mom during her time of need.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.pierfuneralhome.com
WELLS, Raymond Robert 'Ray'
The Cape Breton Post, January 30, 2016
Born in St. Lawrence Nflld.
Passed in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on January 28th, 2016
It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of a wonderful son, brother and uncle, Raymond Wells, age 47, at the QEII Hospital in Halifax on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, with his family by his side.
Born in St. Lawrence, Nfld., he was the son of Monica Kelly, Glace Bay. Ray was a drywall tradesman and was employed with local businesses.
Raymond will be sadly missed by his dog and best friend, Cuddles. An avid guitar player, Ray loved to play and sing for his family and friends.
Raymond leaves behind his mother, Monica; brothers, Les (Dianne), Darryl (Tracey) and sisters, Deanna (Greg), Barbie and Tammy (Darren).
Also left to mourn his passing are his father, Lesley Wells, Newfoundland, many aunts, uncles, cousins; special niece and godchild, Kailey; special nephew, Cole, who knew Ray as their "Gungi", also nephews, Jonathon, Nicholas, Brendan and his niece, Chelsea.
Ray will be sadly missed by his maternal grandmother, Eileen Kelly, Newfoundland; brothers-in-law, Shane MacDougall and Dennis Truckair.
Ray was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Bob Kelly; paternal grandparents, Ray and Harriet Wells and his stepfather, Harry Murphy.
In keeping with Rays wishes, there will be no visitation, cremation has taken place under the direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay.
The funeral mass, officiated by Fr. Leo Boone is 10 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016 at St. Anne's Church, Glace Bay, followed by a reception in the church foyer. Interment will take place at a later date.
Donations in memory of Ray may be made to the Kidney Foundation.
Online condolences to the family can be expressed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca
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