html> 2016 Cape Breton Post Obituaries


Presented by the
Newfoundland's Grand Banks Site
to assist you in researching your Family History

Click on the graphic below to return to the NGB Home Page
Newfoundland's Grand Banks

To contribute to this site, see above menu item "About".

These transcriptions may contain human errors.
As always, confirm these, as you would any other source material.

Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
October 2016


The Cape Breton Post, October 15, 2016
Born in Colliers, Newfoundland and Labrador, on January 4th, 1942
Passed on October 12th, 2016

We, the family of William John "Willie" Curran, regret to announce his passing on Wednesday, October 12, 2016. Born January 4, 1942, in Colliers, Newfoundland, he was a son of the late Patrick and Margaret (Whalen) Curran. Before retirement, Willie worked in the United States as an iron worker. He is survived by his sisters, Mary Curran-Pozar and Eileen (Frank) Curran-O'Grady, both of New Jersey, USA and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Besides his parents, Willie was predeceased by his brothers, Thomas and Patrick. Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Monday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at Holy Redeemer Church on Tuesday 10 a.m., with Rev. Paul Murphy officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Words of comfort can be sent to the family at or e-mail

TAIT, Elizabeth "Betty" (Drake)
The Cape Breton Post, October 21, 2016
Born in St. Jacques on October 13th, 1930
Passed in Sydney on October 8th, 2016

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother and great grandmother Elizabeth "Betty" Tait, age 85, on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at the Cove Guest Home in Sydney. Born October 13, 1930 in St. Jacques, Newfoundland, Betty was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (Drakes) Drake. Betty's family moved back to Cape Breton in 1982 after leaving 32 years earlier for a life with her husband, Stuart, who served in the Royal Canadian Air Force and their family. Betty was an active member of St. Joseph Parish in North Sydney, where she served as a Eucharistic minister and hospitality member. She was a devout member of the CWL, the Northside Garden Club, Northside Guest Home Auxiliary and the North Sydney Seniors and Pensioners Club. Betty also worked for a number of years at Zellers in North Sydney. When Betty was not spending time with her family, she loved sewing, knitting, crocheting and quilting. A special heartfelt thank you to Janie Merritt of North Sydney, Mom's special friend throughout her entire life and who mom loved like a sister.

Betty is survived by her children, Georgie (LeRoy) Musgrave of North Sydney, Sandra (Hugh) Toner of Georges River and Rob (Judy) Tait of Ottawa, ON. Betty was the proud Nanny of Tanya, Crystal, Brandon, Lauren, Stuart and Dawson; great grandmother of Gracie, Gavin and Ella. Besides her parents, Betty was predeceased by her husband, Stuart M. Tait in May 2016; her sister, Alice; her brothers, William "Bill" Drake, Patrick "Pat" Drake, Cornelius "Con" Drake and two brothers in infancy, Tom and George. The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff of the Cove Guest Home in Sydney for their loving care over the past couple of years. There will be no visitation by request. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, October 24, 2016 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, North Sydney with Rev. Patrick O'Neill officiating. Burial will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney.

THOMAS, George Albert
The Cape Breton Post, October 18, 2016
Passed in Sydney, Nova Scotia on October 16th, 2016

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of George Thomas, age 84, dear father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend, on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in St. John's NL, he was the son of the late Bill and Annie (Meade) Thomas. George had been employed as a 2nd class engineer with Marine Atlantic sailing aboard numerous vessels throughout his career, retiring from the MV Caribou in 1991. George was an avid hunter and fisherman and spent many hours walking the Branch Road in search of small game.

He was a loving grandfather who enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. George is survived by his four children, Georgia (Al) Vachon of Sudbury, ON, Patricia (Neil Taylor) of Sydney, George Thomas Jr. (Wendy MacNeil) of North Sydney, Troy (Angela) Thomas of New Waterford and their mother, Louella Ford. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Shauntelle, Christina, Natasha, Stuart, Melissa, Ashley, Jennifer, Christopher, Samantha, Cheyenne, Chelsea, Corinne, Brandy, Troy Jr.; his great grandchildren, Kaleigh, Calum, Landon, Serena, Kendra, Aubrey, Peyton, Aiden, Brooklyn, Jesse, Jordan, Serenity, Jayden, Dominic, Benjamin; his brother, Peter Thomas; his sister, Gladys Forward and nephews, Lloyd and Earl Forward. Besides his parents, George was predeceased by two children in infancy and his brother, Jack Thomas.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service will take place 3 p.m. Thursday at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney with Rev. Julio Martin officiating. Cremation will follow. Burial will take place in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Online condolences may be sent to



Page Contributed by Bill Cook

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Monday February 06, 2017)

Newfoundland's Grand Banks is a non-profit endeavor.
No part of this project may be reproduced in any form
for any purpose other than personal use.

JavaScript DHTML Menu Powered by Milonic

© Newfoundland's Grand Banks (1999-2018)

Hosted by
Chebucto Community Net

Your Community, Online!

You can search the entire NGB site
by using the [Google] search below.

Search through the whole site
[Recent] [Contacts] [Home]