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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
August 2017


BANFIELD, Blanche Lorenzen
The Cape Breton Post, August 28, 2017 Monday
Born in Garnish, Newfoundland and Labrador, on November 20th, 1921
Passed in Louisbourg, Nova Scotia on August 24th, 2017

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Blanche Lorenzen Banfield at her home in Louisbourg on August 24, 2017.

Born November 20, 1921 in Garnish, Newfoundland, she was a daughter to the late George Banfield and Annie Eliza (Grandy) Banfield. She is survived by nephews, Steven (Linda) and Bryan Banfield of Montreal, and very special niece, Marlene Plerschmann (Hans) of Eldorado, Ontario. Also left to mourn are friends, Hughie Beavers, Patsy and Aubrey Harris, Jim and Joan MacQuarrie, as well as all her friends in Newfoundland, and all the good people of Louisbourg. Besides her parents, she is predeceased by brothers, William and Melvin; sister, Effie West; friends, Sadie Skinner and Mary Beaver, and two beautiful cats.

Visitation will take place today, August 28 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the First United Church, 3 Upper Warren St. in Louisbourg. Memorial service to follow at 3 p.m., with Minister Alex McGregor officiating. Donations in Blanche's memory may be made to the First United Church in Louisbourg, the First United Church in Garnish, Newfoundland, or the SPCA in lieu of her fondness for cats. Online condolences may be made by visiting

CASSELL, William R. "Bill"
The Cape Breton Post, August 24, 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of William "Bill" Cassell at the New Waterford Hospital on August 21, 2017, surrounded by loving family after along and courageous battle with cancer. Born in Great Harbour Deep, NL, on May 2, 1954, he was the son of the late David and Minnie Cassell.

Bill leaves behind his partner, Nancy MacDonald of Glace Bay, NS; daughter, Danielle Cassell (David Hutchin) of Fredericton, NB, and her mother, Anita; siblings, Violet Pittman, Cloy Ritter (Rene), Boyd Cassell, Melvin Cassell (Druce), all of NL, and Ruth Hurley of ON; many nieces and nephews; extended family, Cory Trapp (Shauna) and Derek Trapp (April) of Glace Bay, and Francine Spear (Eric) of BC; Henry and Colleen Rideout of Glace Bay; Poppy to his little buddy Austin; Jacob, Hunter, Haley and her daughter Ava, Cody, Colton, Timothy, Emma, Zander, Sophie, and Kalie. In addition to his parents, Bill was predeceased by his sister, Marjorie Cassell; brother-in-law, George Pittman.

Bill served in the Canadian Armed Forces for over 20 years as an Aircraft Technician. Following his military career he owned a small engine business in Gander, NL. Prior to his illness Bill was working for Mackley Equipment in Sydney, a job he loved and looked forward going to. When he wasn't working he loved to fish and spend time with his family and friends. Bill will be remembered for his big heart, dry sense of humour, and willingness to help others. A sincere thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff of the Cancer and Palliative Care Units at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Cancer Center. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held 6:00 p.m. Friday, August 25, 2017 with Rev. Carol Gillard officiating at the T. J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, 370 Reserve St., Glace Bay, NS 902-849-4199. A reception to follow. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family by visiting

The Cape Breton Post, August, 10, 2017
Born in Grand Bank, Newfoundland and Labrador, on May 5th, 1943
Passed in North Sydney on August 8th, 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Emma Freeborne on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. Emma passed peacefully at the Northside General Hospital after a lengthy illness at the age of 74. Emma was born on May 5, 1943 in Grand Bank, Newfoundland, the daughter of the late Bert and Edith (Hickman) Cumben.

Emma is survived by her children, Kim (Wayne) Strickland, Sherry (Jimmy) Brown, Wade (Pam) Freeborne and Amanda (Jeff) Lavery, as well as her sister, Effie (Tom) King, and brothers, Jack (Frances) Cumben and Harold (Ann) Cumben. Emma is also survived by her sister-in-law, Stella Cumben, as well as many nieces and nephews. Emma's greatest joy was her 11 grandchildren who she loved and adored. Emma was predeceased by her daughter, Tracy (Freeborne) Williams; sister, Violet Cumben, and brother, Harry Cumben. The family of Emma would like to thank the staff of 4D at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital and 5 West of the Northside General Hospital for the kindness and compassion shown to both Emma and her loved ones during a difficult time.

In accordance with Emma's wishes there will be no visitation. A funeral service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney, with Rev. Julio Martin officiating. Memorial donations may be made to NS Heart and Stroke Foundation, Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation or any charity. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Online condolences may be sent to

MULDOON, Mary 'Zita'
The Cape Breton Post, August 23, 2017
Born on September 23rd, 1932 in Grand Falls, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed on August 21st, 2017 in Sydney, Nova Scotia

It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Mary 'Zita' Muldoon, age 84, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney on Monday, August 21, 2017, surrounded by her loving family.

Zita was born in Grand Falls NL on September 23, 1932 and was the daughter of the late Leo and Elizabeth (Morris) White. Zita was a member of Holy Redeemer parish, Whitney Pier. Zita is survived by her sister, Kitty Keroac, Montreal; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Zita was predeceased by her husband, Harry Muldoon; her sisters, Bride Sidel, Leona Middleton, Eileen Mullins, Betty King and Ida Jobes; brother, Thomas White; one brother in infancy and nephew, Hugh Jobes.

Visitation for the late Zita Muldoon will be held on Thursday, August 24, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street). Funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, August 25, 2017 at 10 a.m. in Holy Redeemer Church, Whitney Pier, with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Donations in memory of Zita may be made to the Diabetes Association or The Holy Redeemer Building Fund.

The family would like to thank the staff of the R.C. MacGillivray Guest Home and the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, 4C, for their kind and compassionate care given to Zita during her time of need. Funeral Arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at



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