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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
March 2016


MacLEOD, Elizabeth Emily (Evans) RN
The Cape Breton Post, March 17, 2016
Born in Newfoundland
Passed in Eastern Passage on March 16th, 2016
Elizabeth MacLeod
, age 71, passed away peacefully with family by her side March 16, 2016, in Ocean View Continuing Care Centre in Eastern Passage. Born in Newfoundland and resided in North Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Gerald and Dorcus Evans. Mother of Paul (Christine), Gordon and Nancy. Elizabeth will be remembered by her grandchildren Sydney and Calista. She is survived by beloved sister, Lorraine (Lloyd) Hunt. She was predeceased by brother, Terry Evans. Elizabeth was well known for her spirited personality and her love of highland dancing. Special thanks to the staff at Ocean View Continuing Care Centre for their compassionate and gentle care of Elizabeth in her final years. A family celebration of her life will take place at a later date.
She will be dearly missed.

O'LEARY, Barbara Annette (Horwood)
The Cape Breton Post, March 12, 2016
Born in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada on July 31st, 1944
Passed in Baddeck on March 9th, 2016

It is with profound sorrow that the family of Barbara Annette O'Leary (nee Horwood) announce her passing with peace and dignity, at home in Baddeck, N.S. on March 8, 2016, after a determined battle with pancreatic cancer. Barbara was born in St. John's, Nfld. on July 31, 1944, the eldest child of the late Lloyd and Edna (Gover) Horwood. Predeceased by her brother, Leslie. Left to celebrate her life are her husband of 50 years, Joe; daughters, Sandra (Ernest, "chief cook"), Joanne (Glenn), Valerie (Brent), Kathy (Bruce) and son, Terence; brothers, Doug (Lois), Dave, Bob (Phyllis), all in Newfoundland, Gary in British Columbia; and her only sister, Janet (Bren), in the Yukon. She was especially proud of her grandchildren, Brad, Justin, Matthew, Monica, Morgan, Jackson and great-granddaughter, Maya. She will be remembered by her many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends across Canada and elsewhere, as well as her longtime friend, Sherry.

Barbara enjoyed selling real estate and taking vacations in Florida. From 1992-2003, she and Joe also operated the IGA/Freshmart in Baddeck. Barbara had a passion for decorating and got her inspiration from her natural ability to choose all the right colors and furnishings, as well as HGTV and other home decorating related programs. She loved playing cards 120's, watching Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy and also enjoyed searching for her forever puppy right up until her illness cut this endeavor short. Barbara was a long standing member of the Baddeck Royal Canadian Legion Branch #53.

The family wishes to thank the nurses and Homecare, who visited her daily providing outstanding care second to none, the nurses and staff at Victoria County Memorial Hospital, Dr. Chow and her family physician Dr. Roland Genge for his visits, both at the hospital and at her home, showing genuine concern for her well being. Also, thanks to Fr. Paul Abbass, Deacon Walter Ivany, and Dr. John Ritter and the palliative care nurses who visited her at the hospital and many times at home, providing unparalleled care for Barbara and consolation for the family in this time of sorrow. A special thank you to daughters, Sandra and Joanne who have been providing loving care and attention 24/7 since early January, with their help and devotion we were able to take Barbara home from hospital on February 4th.

At Barbara's request, there will be no visitation and cremation has taken place. In Barbara's memory, donations can be made in her name to the Victoria County Memorial Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 602, Baddeck, N.S., B0E 1B0. A tribute website can be viewed at    Please feel free to share your stories and upload any photos you may have.

SKINNER JR., Freeman
Skinner, Freeman Sr
. -85, passed away peacefully at the Strait Richmond Hospital in Evanston on March 31, 2016 with his loving family by his side. Born in Richard's Harbour, NL, Freeman was the son of the late Reid and Violet (Simms) Skinner. He spent a lot of time fishing; he was captain of many draggers leaving from Petit De Grat. He was a member of the New Horizons Senior's Club in Arichat and also a member of the Louisdale Lion's Club. Freeman will be sadly missed by his daughter Sheila (Donald Blair) Martell, Arichat; sons Freeman Jr. (Yvette), Leslie (Bev), Kevin (Winnie), all of Arichat, Kelvin (Della), Halifax, Lloyd (Sarah), B.C.; grandchildren Sheri, Michelle, Chris, Mark, Wayne, Jason, Melissa, Donna, Matthew, Manuel, Jennifer, Lynn, Steven, Trina, Rhonda, Stephanie, Tracy, Teagan, Christopher, Jessica, Christen, Lucas; 26 great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law Linda, Arichat; son-in-law Aurelle, (Petit De Grat); brothers Hubert (Laura), Hartland (Bertha), Hiram (Beatrice); sisters Linda (George), Laura, Eva, all of Burgeo, NL; and his companion Stella Paupin. He was predeceased by his loving wife Vera Lillian Skinner; daughter Linda; son Brian; sisters Ethel, Harriet; brother Wallace. There will be no visitation by request. Funeral Service will be held Monday, April 4th in Our Lady of Assumption Church in Arichat at 11am with Rev. Doug MacDonald officiating. Committal to follow in St. John Anglican Cemetery in Arichat. Memorial donations may be made to the Strait Richmond Palliative Care. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home Ltd. in Arichat. To send words of comfort to the family or to light a candle in memory of Freeman, please visit,

THORNE, Caroline 'Carrie' Elizabeth
The Cape Breton Post, March 14, 2016
Born in St. John's Newfoundland on December 10th, 1922
Passed in South Bar on March 12th, 2016

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, Caroline 'Carrie' Elizabeth Thorne, 93, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, on March 12, 2016 with her loving family at her side. Born in St. John's, N.L., on Dec. 10, 1922, Carrie was the eldest child of the late Eli and Mary (Lush) Head.

Carrie was a member of the Salvation Army, Sydney. Until her admittance to hospital, Carrie was a very active member of her community, still driving her car, living independently in her home and doing the things she loved: reading, quilting, crocheting, baking, preserving, attending Home League and visiting with her friends and family, who meant so very much to her. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Carrie is survived by her daughter, Irene (Brian) Rush, Charlottetown, P.E.I.; sons, Edward (Ann), New Waterford and Robert 'Robie', Sydney; grandchildren, Jennifer, Charlottetown, P.E.I., Michael Rush, Fort McMurray, AB, Wendy (Todd) McSavaney and Janice (Jason McKinnon), both from New Waterford and great-grandchildren, Rileigh, Vancouver, B.C., Taylor and Morgan Rush, both from Charlottetown, P.E.I., Ceilidh, Brooks, Alberta, Holly and Ryan McSavaney, Alex, Sarah and Theo Thorne, all from New Waterford. She is also survived by three sisters, Nita (the late Paul) Taylor, Frostproof, Florida, Rebecca 'Beck' (Wilson) Hamlyn, Mt. Thom and Linda (the late Major Harry) Zimmerman, New Castle, Ont.; three brothers, Wallace (Loretta 'Etta') and Tom (the late Rose), both from New Waterford, and George (Wendy), Abercrombie; brother-in-law, Frank Grant, Pictou; as well as many nieces and nephews. Carrie was predeceased by her husband, Edward Sterling Thorne, Sept. 23, 2000, and seven sisters, Letty Pearl and twins, Mary and Beatrice, all in infancy, Annie and her husband, Gordon Davis, Hilda, Pearl Grant and Dorothy 'Dot' and her husband, Kitchener 'Kitch' Golding.

Visitation for the late Mrs. Carrie Thorne will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to celebrate the life of Carrie will take place on Wednesday, Mar. 16 at 11 a.m. in The Salvation Army Sydney Community Church, Sydney, with Major Kent and Dena Hepditch officiating. Following the service a reception will be held in the church hall. Interment will take place in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney, at a later date. Donations in memory of Carrie may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County, The Salvation Army or charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home. Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at



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