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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
June 2017


Blagdon, Leslie Gordon
The Cape Breton Post, June 20, 2017
Born in English Harbour West, Newfoundland and Labrador
Passed in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia on June 17th, 2017
Leslie Gordon Blagdon
, of Coxheath, passed away Saturday, June 17, 2017, at the Glace Bay Hospital. Born in English Harbour, Nfld., he was the son of the late Albert John and Myrtle Blagdon. Gordon was a veteran of the Second World War, serving overseas. He was employed at Coxheath Elementary School and also worked painting houses. He is survived by his daughters, Shirley (Bart) Connors, New Waterford and Judith (Donnie) Abbass, Sydney River; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Gordon was predeceased by his wife, Evelyn; daughter, Eunice; son, Gordie; brother, Hubert. A funeral service will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Friday, June 23, 2017 at 11 a.m., with Rev. Vernon Reid officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the Taigh Na Mara Nursing Home or the Alzheimer's Society of Nova Scotia. Thank you to Ann Marie and Donnie MacAskill for the special gift. Words of comfort can be sent to the family at or e-mail

GROSSET, Aleeta May
The Cape Breton Post, June 16, 2017
(August 3, 1933 - June 14, 2017)
Aleeta May Grosset
passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney with her loving family by her side singing hymns that were very special to her. Born in Sydney August 3, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Clarence David and Margaret Blanche (Piercey) Foley, NF. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima parish, Sydney River. Aleeta was a devoted wife to her late husband Roland and loving mother to her children; she loved cooking for family gatherings, enjoyed gardening and wildlife and travelling with her family. She found time to contribute to her community as a Brownie Leader of the Westmount troop.

She is survived by her children Robert (Nancy); Louis (Heather); Barry (Laura); Shirley (Kirk); Keith (Dawn); 15 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren; brothers Charles (Bev); Clarence (Evelyn) and Raymond (Patsy). She was predeceased by her husband Roland Robert Grosset in 2012 and sisters Shirley Moore, Carol Ann MacKinnon, Ethel Brenton and Eurinnia 'Weenie' Law.

Visitation for Mrs. Grosset will take place on Saturday, June 17 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm at T.W.Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, June 19 at 2 pm at Our Lady of Fatima Church with Rev. Duaine Devereaux officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. The family would like to send thanks to Dr. Stacy MacDonald, all the nursing staff on 4 West at the Northside General Hospital along with the KOC North Sydney Hospice Society. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the CB Hospice Palliative Care Society, KOC Northside Hospice Society or Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent by visiting

KIRBY, Clive Cecil
The Cape Breton Post, June 17, 2017

Surrounded by his loving family, Clive went home to be with his blessed savior on June 15, 2017 at the Northside General Hospital following a long struggle with Parkinsons. Born Sept 26, 1942, at Burin NFLD, he was the son of the late John Earle Kirby and Daisey (Mayo). Clive worked for Devco on security for 35 years and retired at age 59. He also worked for Maritect Security and was a crossing guard for the C.B.R.M. Clive is survived by his wife of 57 years Violet (Pyke) who cared for him during his 16 year struggle with Parkinson. He is also survived by his daughters, Jean (Brad), Jan (John); sons, Clive Jr. (Paula), Kenneth (Cecillia), Pernell (Linda). He will also be missed by his 16 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, sister-in-law, Lorraine Walker and his only brother, William Kirby who resides in North Sydney. Besides his parents, Clive was predeceased by his sister, Jean Garnier. Visitation for the late Clive Kirby will be from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Monday June 19, 2017 and the Funeral Service will be at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday all from the Gospel Hall, 125 Yorke St. Sydney Mines. Interment will follow in Brookside Cemetery. If desired donations in Clive's memory may be made to the Parkinson Canada. Online condolences can be forwarded to the family by visiting

The Cape Breton Post, June 22, 2017
Born in Aguathuna, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed in Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia on June 20th, 2017
The family of the late Thora Marche wish to share her passing on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 on her 86th birthday at the Miners' Memorial Manor, Sydney Mines. Born in Aguathuna, Newfoundland, Thora was a daughter of the late Leslie and Olive Harvey. Thora worked many years at National Seafoods, HB Nickerson, Alder Point Fisheries, and Frenchy's where she had many friends throughout the years. In earlier years, Thora enjoyed camping and her annual trips to Newfoundland.

She is survived by Roderick, her husband of 67 years; her son, Wayne, and daughter, Sharon MacDougall (formerly Burton). As well, she is survived by grandson, Marc (Jaclyn) and their daughters, Olivia, Harlow and Harper; her granddaughter, Carolyn; grandson, Wayne Michael; and his son, Ethan; sisters, Thelma and June (Arch). She will be missed by her animal companions, Boo Boo Kitty and Carly. Besides her parents, Thora was predeceased by son, Boyde; sisters, Ina and Noreen; brother, Colin, and great-grandson, Baby Owen Burton.

Arrangements are being cared for by J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines. Visitation is scheduled for 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, June 23. A celebration of Thora's life will be held Saturday at 10am at Holy Family Church, Main St. Sydney Mines with Fr. James Oliver officiating. We are requesting family flowers only please. Anyone wishing to make a memorium is directed to Feral and Abandoned Cat Society, PO Box 85, 269 Charlotte St., Sydney, NS B1P 6G9. We are forever grateful for the professional, compassionate care that was given by the staff at Miners' Memorial Manor and Dr. Doug Kohlsmith----thank you. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at

PATTERSON, Caroline (Pyke)
The Cape Breton Post, June 09, 2017
Born in St. Lawrence NL on August 6th, 1921
Passed on June 7th, 2017

We, the family, regret to announce the passing of the late Caroline (Pyke) Patterson, 95, on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at the Northside General Hospital, surrounded by family. Born in St. Lawrence, NL on August 6, 1921, her family moved shortly thereafter to St. Pierre and Miquelon. She came to North Sydney in 1939 at the age of 18 and remained a life-long resident of Tobin Rd. She was a member of the Sydney Mines and North Sydney Pensioners' Clubs and loved the dances and social gatherings that they held. Carrie was a homemaker who cherished her involvement in the care of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her sister, Emma; daughter, Rita Eveleigh (Walter); daughter-in-law, Nancy Keenan (Luigi); grandchildren, Carolyn Kuhner (Ivan), Kim Patterson, Karen Tobin (Blair) and David Eveleigh (Arlene); great grandchildren, Ashlynn, Taylor, Holly, Erica, Carly, Robbie, Tyler, Johnathan and Jenna, and many nieces and nephews She was predeceased by her husband, Gordon; son, Roy; grandson, John; brothers, Harvey and George; sisters, Annie, Frances and Martha, and her special aunt, Julia Pyke.

Cremation has taken place. A celebration of her life will be held Sunday, June 11, 2017, at 2 p.m. in Carman United Church, Clyde Avenue, Sydney Mines, with Rev. Nick Phillips officiating. The burial will take place at a later date. Her family would like to thank Dr. D. Kohlsmith and the Nursing Staff of Northside General 5 East for the excellent care provided to Caroline. Words of comfort may be forwarded to her family at



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