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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
January 2017


DRAKE, Marjorie Jane
The Cape Breton Post, January 13, 2017
Born: January 15th, 1937
Passed on: January 11th, 2017

We the family mourn the passing of our beloved mother Marjorie Drake (Nee Jarvis), 80, of Louisbourg, formerly of Clarenville, Newfoundland on January 11, 2017, in the Cove Guest Home. Born January 15, 1937 in Clarenville, Newfoundland she was the daughter of the late Richard and Cecilia (Bryant) Jarvis. Marjorie was a member of the Salvation Army in her younger days. She is survived by sons, Gary, Glenn (Lucy); as well as many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Steve Drake; sisters, Violet, Daisy, Rose and brother, Jack. There will be a Visitation Sunday, January 15, 2017 from 12-2 p.m. with a funeral service following at 2 p.m., both in the SW Chant and Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra Street, Sydney. Rev Sheldon Chant officiating. Online condolences can be made by visiting   A Special thank you to the staff and the support of the Cove Guest Home.
Rest in peace in Gods loving embrace

EVELY, Lloyd
The Cape Breton Post, January 12, 2017
Passed on: January 11th, 2017

It is with profound sadness that we, the family of 'Big' Lloyd Evely, announce his passing at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at the age of 92. Born in Flat Rock, Carbonear, Newfoundland, November 14, 1924, to the late Nicholas Evely and Gladys Pyke. Until his passing, Dad lived nearly his entire life in Whitney Pier, being able to reside in his Manse Street home which he proudly built for his family. A proud Steel Plant worker, he retired from his position as Supervisor of the 'Docks' after 48 years of dedicated service. His happiest times were spent with his family lending his expertise in 'all matters technical'. He could fix anything and if he couldn't fix it, it was beyond hope. He is survived by his eight children, Gary (Elaine), Ron (Joanne), George (Rhonda), Ruthie (Barry) Sando, Markham, Ont., Sandra Evely, Bev (Chris) Tamm, Nanaimo, B.C., Valerie (Allister Rudderham) Evely and Joanne (David) Pyke; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his sisters, Ursula Yates, Hazel Saniga, Helen (Wilson) Hunt, Vera Young, Delores (Robert 'Muck') Primmer and by his brother, William (Betty). Dad was predeceased by his wife and life-long partner, Ruth (Prosser); brothers, Al, Nickie, Mel; sister, Pauline Crane. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Sydney Memorial Chapel. Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Saturday, January 14 from 1-2 p.m., followed by a funeral service in the chapel at 2 p.m., with Archdeacon Brenda Drake officiating. Cremation has taken place. Interment will be held at a later date.
Words of comfort can be sent to the family at or e-mail

The Cape Breton Post, January 12, 2017
Passed on: January 11th, 2017

Over 44 years ago an amazing man came into our lives, Norman Keeping and made it so much richer by marrying the love of his life Eileen and raising seven children. Today our circle was broken. January 11, 2017. Norm passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness with COPD at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in English Harbor West, Newfoundland on February 21, to the late Allen and Eliza Keeping. Norm is survived by his wife, Eileen; children, Bonnie (Roddie), Ann (Bill), Wendy (Ken), Jimmy (Kerry), Paul, Sandy (Debbie), Jason (Kathleen); grandchildren, Chris, Melissa, Heather, Jeremy, Jessica, Vickie (Bobby), Mandy (Sandy), Darren, Bo, Alex (Sandra), Cameron, Steven, Shawn (Amanda), Jordan (Tracy), Brandon (Katie), Kelly (Sean), Amber (Jon), Jameson and Jackson; great grandchildren, Bentley, Brea, Daxton, Jillian, James, Colten, Emerson, Georgia, Iona, Sophia, Merissa and Jordynn; sister, Georgina; brothers, Clyde (Kathleen), Cyril (Margie), Brian (Mildred); brother-in-law, Burg Penny; special aunt, Marie and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Ettie (Peter) Kendall; brothers, Bill (Lucy) and Allan; sister-in-law, Ann; mother and father-in-law, John and Bertha MacDonald; brother-in-law, Charles (Laura); sisters-in-law, Annie Mae (John), Jemima (John), Alice, Bunny, and Mary. Norm loved the sea where he worked until his retirement from McKeil Marine in 2012. Norm was a member of the Salvation Army since 1978. He was also well known in the community for his involvement in Minor Hockey, Sydney Mines skate board park, lifetime member of the Orange Lodge, Boularderie Mammowarriors, Boy Scout Canada and various organizations that he supported. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Visitation will be held Friday, January 13 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. with a funeral service on Saturday, January 14 at 1 p.m. both from Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home, 10 Clyde Ave, Sydney Mines, Captain Corey Vincent will officiate. A light lunch will follow the service. Donation may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Lung Association of Nova Scotia.
Words of comfort may be sent to Norm's family by visiting
'Look out Heaven here comes Norm selling his even split tickets'

KELLAND, Charles 'Charlie'
The Cape Breton Post, January 20, 2017
Born: September 21st, 1941
Passed on: January 17th, 2017
Charles 'Charlie' Kelland
, 75 of Tobin Rd. North Sydney, died January 17, 2017 peacefully at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, surrounded by his loving wife and family. Born September 21, 1941, he was the son of the late Jack and Cecily (Gear) Kelland. When Charlie was younger and feeling better, he was always helping out with friend's and family's vehicles and liked working on his own, because his way was usually the only way of doing things (lol). He loved fishing, hunting and having a hobbie farm, with horses, pigs, turkeys, chickens and a duck, just to mention a few. Charlie is survived and will be missed by his wife of 54 years, Pauline (Matthews) Kelland; his children, Chuckie (Kathy), Cheryl (David) LeBlanc, Jeannie (Mike) Rahey and Barbie (Vic) Dunphy; nine grandchildren, whom he loved all dearly, Jenna, Steven, Matthew and Morgan LeBlanc, Savannah Alyssa and Jameelah Rahey, Acacia and Bryden Dunphy. He is also survived by his two sisters, Eileen (Norman) Matheson, Big Bras d'Or and Madeline Giles; two brothers, Nelson Kelland, Sydney Mines and Richard Kelland, Big Bras d'Or. Besides his parents, Charlie was predeceased by his brother, Melbourne Kelland and sisters, Asneth Mulley, Annie McGean, Sadie Totten and Viola Petrowski. Keeping with Charlie's wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Cremation has taken place under the care of Fillmore & Whitman Funeral Home, 10 Clyde Ave. Sydney Mines. Online condolences can be extended to the family by visiting    The family would like to thank the ICU Doctors and Nurses of the CB Regional Hospital for the excellent care given to Charlie.

OAKE, Elizabeth 'Betty'
The Cape Breton Post, January 10, 2017
Born: February 23rd, 1924
Passed on: January 8th, 2017
Elizabeth 'Betty' Oake
, 92, passed away peacefully at Celtic Court, on Sunday, January 8, 2017. Born February 23, 1924, in St. John's, Nfld., she was the daughter of the late William and Mildred (Dean) Simmonds. After the Second World War, she married Raymond and relocated to Sydney, where they resided until 1979, when they retired to their new home in Ross Ferry. She remained there until she moved to Williston House in 2003. For 27 years, Betty worked in the Men's Department at Crowell's. Her life-long hobbies included skating, swimming, gardening, as well as knitting and quilting for her loved-ones. Her heart-warming and bubbly personality would put a smile on everyone's face.

Betty is survived by her four much-loved sons, Ray (Marie) and Blair (Rose), Sydney, and Lorne (Darlene) and David (Denise), Big Bras d'Or. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Blair Jr. (Pam), Edmonton, Ginny, Natalie (Matthew Murchison), Coxheath, Adam (Jaclynn), Edmonton, Tyler (Rhea), Fort St. John, Cailin, Edmonton, Christopher, St. John's and Bailey, Big Bras d'Or. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Morley and Eliot; her sister-in-law, Frances Oake, as well as many loving nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 42 years, Raymond (1987); sisters, Phyll (Frank) Dilworth and Vi (Wall) Barnes; brothers, Irv (Mary) Simmonds and Reg (Phyllis) Simmonds. She was also predeceased by her in-laws, Millie (Fred) Dean, Margaret (Wes) Pretty, Charlie (Pearl) Oake, Walter Oake and Ernie (Nellie) Oake.

Cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, January 11 from 1-3 p.m., followed by a service in the chapel at 3 p.m., with Rev. Richie Robinson officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Betty's memory may be made to the Cancer Patient Care Fund at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital or to a charity of your choice. The family would like to express its sincere appreciation to the dedicated, caring staff at Celtic Court where Betty felt at home and loved. Words of comfort can be sent to the family at or e-mail

WILLIAMS, Harold Joseph (Bud)
The Cape Breton Post, January 23, 2017
Passed on: January 17th, 2017
Harold Joseph (Bud) Williams
, 80, of Cheticamp, N.S., passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 in Sacred Heart Community Health Centre after a long, courageous battle with esophageal cancer. Born in St. John's, Newfoundland, he was a son of the late Harold Baxter (Shorty) and Madeline (Stanford) Williams. Bud started his young career by enlisting in the Canadian Army where he served a posting in Germany. After leaving the army he went to work with National Sea Products, fishing out of Halifax, St. John's and other ports for numerous years. While in Port in Halifax on one particular trip he met a young lady, Pauline Poirier. Smitten, Pauline dragged him to Cheticamp to show off her new found treasure to her mom and dad, as well as her sisters, brothers, cousins, nephews, nieces, friends and behold, as the story goes, a few strangers and a few tourists to firm up her holding! Bud immediately fell in love with Cheticamp where they moved and spent the rest of his life. Bud loved commercial fishing and spent his career fishing lobster, crab, et al, out of Cheticamp. Bud also greatly enjoyed trout fishing with his good friends, Charlie Poirier and Eddy Joe Camus. It was in Cheticamp that Bud and Pauline were blessed with a beautiful daughter, Michelle and a beautiful step-daughter, Evelyn Doyle who were both the 'apple of his eye'. Over our numerous phone conversations over the years Bud would elevate these three ladies to Queens, Princesses, or just plain Royalty!

Surviving are his wife, Pauline (Poirier) Williams; his daughter, Michelle (Robert) Poirier; step-daughter, Evelyn (Stephen) Doyle, both of Cheticamp; brothers, James, known as Jim, (Mary) Williams; Charles (Pearl) Williams; sisters, Florence Little, Madonna Williams (Hugh Joseph), Norma Murphy and Dorothy Michaels. Other relatives too numerous to mention but Bud would want us to mention his favorite aunt, Aunt Elsie in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland. Predeceased by brothers, Cyril, youngest brother John; brothers-in-law, Ross Little, Patty Murphy and sister-in-law, Blanche Williams. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until time of funeral mass at 10:30 a.m. in St. Peter's Church, Cheticamp. Burial will be at a later date in St. John's, Newfoundland. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Condolences may be sent to,
**Obituary was lovingly written by Bud's brother, Charles Williams**



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