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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
September 2016


GRAY, Deborah (Debbie)
The Cape Breton Post, September 8, 2016
Born in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, on November 30th, 1956
Passed in Moncton, New Brunswick, on September 5th, 2016
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Debbie Lee Gray, 59 on September 5, 2016 at the Moncton Hospital in New Brunswick. Debbie was born in St. John's, NL on November 30, 1956 to the late Mildred (Jones) and Moffat Gray. She was raised in North Sydney, NS, spent many years in Sydney, NS and was most currently living in St. Almo, NB with her partner Gary Smith. Debbie was an amazing mother and grandmother who loved music, animals, gardening, going to yard sales, and spending time at Casinos. Known for her strength, determination, kind heart and wonderful sense of humour, she will forever remain in the hearts of everyone that has ever met her.

Debbie is survived by her daughters, Tammy (MacDonald) King and Garry, Heather MacDonald and Jonathan; her four grandchildren, Garrett, Myah, Jayden and Grayson; her brother Moffat (Helen) Gray; her five sisters, Dorothy (Geordie) Bissett, Vivian (George) McLean, Emma (Bruce) Tizzard, Joy Fraser and Diane Smith. There was always a special place in Debbie's heart for her many nieces and nephews and she will be deeply missed by them and her great-nieces and nephews. Special thanks to the nurses at the Moncton Hospital for the excellent treatment she'd received in her final days. "Gentle as the sweet magnolia, strong as steel, her faith and pride, she's an everlasting shoulder, she's the leaning post of life, she hurts deep and when she weeps, she's just as fragile as a child and she's a sparrow when she's broken, but she's an eagle when she flies."

Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or funeral. A gathering to Celebrate Debbie's life will be held from 2-4pm on Saturday, September 10 at 179 Marbern St in Howie Center, NS. Donations may be made to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

The Cape Breton Post, September 8, 2016
Passed on: September 6th, 2016

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Howard Lawrence, age 53 of the Hub on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at his home. Born in Burnt Island, N.L. he was the son of Margaret (Hatcher) Lawrence and the late George Lawrence. Howard was a fisherman by trade since he was 16 years old. He loved playing darts and was also an avid Montreal Canadians fan. Howard was a jokester and had a great sense of humour. He could always bring a smile to those he encountered.

Howard is survived by his loving wife, Mary Ann (Campbell) Lawrence; one daughter, Natasha Kinslow, Sydney; three sons, Evan Lawrence (Alyssa), Glace Bay, Jamie Patey (Brittany), Glace Bay, Troy Campbell (Janet), Petawawa; three sisters, Alice Jane, Roxanne, Janette (Lee); seven brothers, Terry Hatcher, Tim Lawrence, Ivan Lawrence, John Lawrence, Harry Jason Lawrence, Roy Lawrence (Sharon) and Joey Lawrence. Howard will be sadly missed by the joy of his life, his precious grandchildren, Bryson, Marshall, Jaxcen, Tarynn Lee, Elena Marie; numerous nieces and nephews and his father in law, 'Da' Wayne Campbell. Special thanks to Howard's sister in law, June and Russell Hannan. Besides his father, Howard was predeceased by his mother in law, Aggie Campbell and sister in law, Theresa Russell.

Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Monday, September 12, from 12 (Noon) until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m., all in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve Street, Glace Bay. Rev.Vernon Reid will officiate the funeral service. Family flowers only. Donations in memory of Howard may be made to a charity of your own choice. Online condolences to the family can be expressed at:

The Cape Breton Post, October 1, 2016

It is with profound sadness that we, the family of Susie Melbourne, announce her passing on Friday, September 30, 2016. In our sorrow, we take comfort in knowing that she is reunited with her beloved husband, Cecil. Born November 12, 1928 in Rose Blanche, Newfoundland, Susie lived in Diamond Cove and moved with her husband to North Sydney in 1951. Susie was the daughter of the late John and the Elsie (Knott) Best. Susie's most important job was a stay-at-home mom where she would often make homemade bread and knit sweaters and socks for her children and grandchildren. She worked for a number of years at CN Marine and Zellers. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney and a member of the ACW.

Left to remember Susie are her children, Elsie Farrell (Danny), Sheila Mulley (Wayne), Wayne (Sheila), John (Genevieve), Michelle Melbourne (Artie); grandchildren, Denise Farrell (Gerry), Nancy Liberatore (Enio), Kelli Mulley, Glen Farrell, Sonya Matheson (Brad), Krista Farrell (Ed), Jodie Joudrey (Marc), Jonathan Melbourne, Zachary, Rylee and Taylor Emond, Josh Watson and six great-grandchildren Liana and Brittaney Farrell, Nicholas and Sophie Liberatore, Alexander Bachynsky, and Daniel Matheson as well as many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law Loretta Skeard, Daphne Patey and Florence Best. Besides her parents, Susie was predeceased by her husband Cecil Melbourne, her sister Amelia "Millie" Brown and brothers Gerald, Thomas, Walter, Claude and John Best. Our family would like to thank the staff of the Northside Community Guest Home and the Northside General Hospital for their dedication to caring for our beloved mother.

Visitation for Susie will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday in W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral will held at 3:00 p.m. on Monday at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Rev. Julio C. Martin officiating. Burial will follow in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to



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