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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
November 2016


BUCKLAND, Harry Garfield
The Cape Breton Post, Sydney, November 5, 2016

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Harry Garfield Buckland, age 76, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital on November 3rd, 2016. Born November 30th, 1939 in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Harry was the son of the late William Buckland (Burgeo NFLD) and Ida May Moore. He was a long time resident of Ashby, but also very proud of his Newfoundland roots. He especially enjoyed the music, and felt a true connection with anyone he met from there. For 42 years Harry worked for Ben's Bakery delivering bread throughout Cape Breton Island. By all accounts he loved his job, and the many people he met along the way. He had a great work ethic and in his opinion, taking a sick day was never an option.For a significant part of his life, Harry along with his late wife, Donna (Fraser), enjoyed socializing, playing cards and staying at the bungalow in Mira. He was a long time executive member of the Elks Club on Bentict street where he worked as a bartender before eventually rising to the position of "exalted ruler". For several years he helped coach the Bantam Elks Hockey Teams and spoke fondly of his years as trainer under John Dicker MacDonald and (the late) Adrian Morrison. In the 1960's Harry's weekends were mostly spent at the Old Sydney raceway where he, Whylie Mulvihill and Buckie Sives, teamed up to make car number 45 one of the more competitive of that era. After he retired Harry continued his interest in stock cars by sponsoring car # 27 and offering expertise to his good friend and neighbor Gary MacDonald and his son Vance. Our father was an avid outdoorsman who relished any and all conversation relating to fishing and hunting. Harry had many good friends in Bateston and each fall meant a return to St Peters where he and his brother Gerry would hunt by day and drink by night.

Harry is predeceased by his wife, Donna Marie Buckland (1999); his son Craig (Donna) and daughter, Paula (James) Doran, Halifax, as well as 4 grandchildren, (Carlin, Katie, Rita, Cecilia), his brother, Gerry (Rosie) as well as numerous cousins. Besides his parents Harry was predeceased by his brother, Sonny (Ira) Buckland and a half-brother, Will. We the family would like to thank Dr. Greg Myatt for his many years of care and compassion, Cape Breton County Homemakers for allowing my father to enjoy several years at home alone, and especially the devoted staff at Miner's Lane (Harborstone). Cremation has taken place. A visitation will be held Monday, November 7th from 7 P.M. - 9 p.m. at the SW Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St, Sydney. A memorial service will be held 2 pm Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating. A reception to follow.

The Cape Breton Post, November 26, 2016
Mary Burke
, 92, of Sydney, passed away peacefully at Harbourstone Enhanced Care, Sydney on Wednesday, November 23, 2016, surrounded by her large and loving family. The daughter of the late Edward and Annie Hickman, Mary was born in Pt Au Gaul, Newfoundland on June 22, 1924, and made her way to Sydney, at an early age, where she met the love of her life, Walter "Buddy" Burke and started a family. Mary spent most of her life in the Grand Lake Road community and later, Stuart Street, Sydney. After seven children, 20 grandchildren and 15 greatgrandchildren, with one on the way, Mom lived a long and happy life. She would often say her family was her greatest accomplishment and a gift for which she was most proud. Mom loved to cook for her family and was famous for her homemade bread, soup, "flat tires" and totens, recipes which, today, her children and grandchildren try to replicate.

Our home was a gathering spot on the Green Road and, while it could get pretty crowded on occasion, there was always room for one more. It was Mary's way of keeping a tight rein on her seven children. Nannie Burke was a fierce card player and loved to play with her grandchildren, who respectfully say "she never liked to lose." Mary also enjoyed a life of volunteerism and gave freely of her time to the CNIB, Meals on Wheels, and her church. She was an avid knitter and donated many of her crafts to a variety of charities or to anyone who was in need of mittens, hats or scarves. Mom was our pillar of strength and while we grieve her loss, we celebrate the rich legacy she leaves behind. That family is our greatest asset, that we can accomplish anything with hard work and determination, and giving unconditionally to others has long lasting rewards. We were blessed by her gifts and will carry her in our hearts forever.

Mary is survived by her children, Robert (Kathy), Brenda (Frank Frison), Donna (Gareth Rowe), Bonnie (Len Verhaeghe), Marie (Wendell Aucoin), Marlene (Charlie Bond), Gail (Leo McDonnell); grandchildren, Tanya, Curtis, Amanda, Darrell, Jocelyn, Lynette, Shea, Janine, Mandy, Kerrianne, Andrew, Rochelle, Jeff, Shauna, David, Karla, Ryan, Charissa, Liam, Cory; 15 great-grandchildren; a brother, George Hickman and sisters-in-law, Agnes Burke, Mary Hickman, Joan Hickman, Eileen Hickman and many nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by her husband, Walter "Buddy" Burke in 1979, along with brothers, Randall, Wallace, Herbert, Jabez, Curtis, James, Norman and sister, Hester Hanson.

The family would like to extend sincere thanks and appreciation to Dr. Archibald and the caring and compassionate staff of Levattes Lane, Harbourstone for the past five years. They have been like family and enjoyed Mom's wit, her determination and caring nature. Special thanks to the Palliative Care Team for their invaluable support in guiding the family through her final journey. There will be no visitation. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Sydney Memorial Chapel. Funeral service will be held at Church of Christ the King Anglican Church, Trinity Ave., Sydney on Monday, November 28, 2016, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Reg MacDonald officiating. Following the service, a Celebration of Life for Mary will be hosted by the family at the Grand Lake Road Fire hall between 3-6 p.m., with light refreshments being served. Interment will be held at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Mary can be made to the Alzheimer's Society of Canada or the Canadian Institute for the Blind. Words of comfort can be sent to the family at or email

LeMOINE, Montford
The Cape Breton Post, Sydney, November 17, 2016
Born in Rose Blanche-Harbour le Cou, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed in Sydney, Nova Scotia on November 15th, 2016

It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we the family announce the passing of Montford LeMoine on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Rose Blanche, Newfoundland, he was the son of the late John and Annie LeMoine. Montford was a member of the Anglican Church, Louisbourg. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, also fishing, cooking feeds for functions. He was a friend to many and a pleasure to be around.

Montford is survived by his children, Ann Kennedy (Freddy), Vera LeMoine (Joe), Kim LeMoine, Melvin LeMoine, Timmie LeMoine (RayAnne), Linda and Joe Burke, Philip LeMoine, Wayne LeMoine. He was also survived by loving grandchildren and great grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews who loved him very much. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Annie; his grandson, Jeremey; two brothers, George and Henry; sister, Martha and many friends. Visitation will be held Thursday, November 17, 2016 at St Bartholomew's Parish, Louisbourg, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, November 18, 2016 at St. Bartholomew's Church, Louisbourg with Rev. Reg MacDonald officiating. Interment to follow in Stella Maris Parish. Donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Palliative Care Unit. A special thanks to the doctors and staff of 4-C of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital for their care and compassion given to our dad. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at

SEYMOUR, Charles John
The Cape Breton Post, November 11, 2016
Born in Spainard's Bay on July 22nd, 1936
Passed in Sydney on November 9th, 2016
Charles Seymour
, age 80 of North Sydney died peacefully in the An Cala Palliative Care Unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital on Wednesday, November 9, 2016. He was born on July 22, 1936 in Spainard's Bay, NL to Azariah and Jean (Drodge) Seymour. Charlie worked as town carpenter, public works for the Town of North Sydney until his retirement in 1995. Prior to this, he worked for Chappell's Building Supply in Sydney with his brother, Bill. Charlie had a great love for music, spending many hours entertaining friends, family and seniors, both alone and as part of groups of friends. He was a proud and devoted grandfather, sharing many activities with his two grandsons. A talented craftsman, he impressed many people with his handcrafted wood items. Every summer, he would be found at Driftwood Campground with his wife Frances. Charlie was a dedicated member and volunteer of St Giles Presbyterian Church in North Sydney as well as a longtime volunteer at the North Sydney Food Bank.

Charlie is survived and will be deeply missed by his wife, Frances (Turner) Seymour; his daughter, Charlene (Paul) Perry of Sydney; his beloved grandsons, Michael and Mark Perry; his dear brothers, Bill (Viola) of Sydney and Andrew (Raylene) of Winnipeg as well as many nieces, nephews other relatives and his many friends from work and volunteering. In addition to his parents, Charlie is predeceased by his brother, Alvin; sister, Jemimah; nephew, Kevin and mother and father-in-law, David and Frances Turner. There will be no wake. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at St. Giles Presbyterian Church, Campbell St., North Sydney with Rev. Ritchie Robinson officiating. Inurnment to follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, N. Sydney. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting    Donations in Charlie's memory may be made to the An Cala Palliative Care Unit, CB Regional Hospital or to the CB SPCA.
'In Heaven there's no pain or illness
In Heaven there is only love'

The Cape Breton Post, Sydney, November 9, 2016
Born in PORT AUX BASQUES on September 20th, 1936
Passed in: NORTH SYDNEY on November 7th, 2016

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our father, grandfather, uncle and friend, John Reid Sheaves, age 80, on Monday, November 7, 2016 at the Northside General Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. John was born in Port Aux Basques, Newfoundland on September 20, 1936, the son of the late George and Annie (Short) Sheaves. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. John worked as a steward and later as an oiler aboard the Marine Atlantic Vessels for 44 years until his retirement. He loved spending time with family and friends, playing cards, camping and fishing. He also enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and going for drives to "Newfoundland Island" the Ballast Grounds.

John is survived by his children, Verna (Jimmie) Cann, Herb Sheaves, Lisa Sheaves (John), Corinna (Terry) MacAskill; by his grandchildren, Jody (Roddie) Ferguson, Brad (Janet) Cann, Corinne (Matthew) King, Troy (Renee) Cann, Jimmy (Jackie) Sheaves, Kyle (Dani) Sheaves, Bernie Ingraham, Brody MacAskill and Courtney MacAskill; by his great grandchildren, Clayton, Mitchell, Olivia, Carter, Keslyn, Anna, Jamison and Ethan; nieces and nephews and also by his daughter-in-law, Lorraine Hughes. John was predeceased by his wife, Ada (Williams) Sheaves in 2015; by his brothers, Jim, Isaac and Melvin; sisters, Ann, Mary, Roberta and June, and by a brother, George in infancy. Special thanks to the staff of the 5th Floor of the Northside General Hospital for the kindness shown to our Dad and to our family during this very difficult time.

Visitation for John 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. Thursday in the Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Ron Coole officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at



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