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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
March 2017

 

CROSS, Louise
The Cape Breton Post, March 14, 2017
Born: September 26th, 1924
Passed on: March 12th, 2017

It is with sadness the family announce the passing of Mabel Louise Cross, age 92, on Sunday, March 12, 2017. Born in Rencontre West, Newfoundland on September 26, 1924, she was the daughter of the late William C. and Phyllis (Durnford) Goodridge. Louise lived in St. John's until 1957 and then moved to North Sydney. She and her husband Cyril recently celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary on February 21, 2017. Louise was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney and for many years was a member of the choir, the Ladies Auxiliary, Altar Guild and was an assistant GA Leader.

The matriarch of the family, her home was the gathering place for all occasions and her turkey dinners a favourite of all. Louise was a very outgoing person, her friendly smile and caring attitude was a pleasant addition to the community wherever she went. She is survived by her husband, Cyril; her son, David and his children, Jeffrey, Timothy and Michael; her two daughters, Shirley Chambers and her children, Kevin and Tanya and Linda (Malcolm) MacMillan and their son, Matthew; her six great-grandchildren, Lawson, Kennedy, Landon, London, Ryleigh and Lark; her sister-in-law, Myrtle Starks and brother-in-law, Frank (Mary) Stratton. She was predeceased by her daughter-in-law, Cheryl Cross; her two sisters, Mary Goodridge and Jessie Ball (John); brother, Roy Goodridge and nephew, Roy Ball.

The family would like to thank Dr. Patrick O'Grady and the staff of the Northside General Hospital for the care shown to Louise. Visitation for Louise will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Rev. Glen Kent officiating. Burial will take place at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to St. John the Baptist Anglican Church Memorial Fund or the Northside Harbourview Hospital Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com
"A butterfly to remind us, even though we are apart,
Your spirit is always with us, forever in our hearts."


FALLE, Derek Francis
Falle, Derek Francis
- Age 64, of Head Chezzetcook, passed away peacefully on March 1, 2017 in Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital, Musquodoboit Harbour. Born in St. George's, N.L., he was a son of the late Chesley and Teresa (King) Falle. Derek enjoyed his daily walks with his buddies and spending time with his family. He especially loved the time spent with his five grandchildren. Surviving are his wife, the former Deborah Shea; daughters, Jennifer (Stephen), Chezzetcook, Janet (Eric), Clairmont, Alta.; five grandchildren; many brothers and sisters; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Bobby. Cremation has taken place. Funeral service will be held on Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Anselm's Catholic Church, West Chezzetcook, with Deacon Howard Oehmen officiating. A reception will follow in the church hall. Memorial donations may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association. Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit. Many thanks to the staff of Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital for their wonderful care.


HUMBER, Viola Mary
The Cape Breton Post, March 30, 2017
Passed on: March 26th, 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Viola Mary Humber, our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. Viola passed peacefully on Sunday, March 26, 2017, at her home in Sydney River, Nova Scotia at the age of 80.

Viola was born in Campbells Creek, Newfoundland on October 14, 1936. She was the daughter of the late Ronald and Mildred (Cornack) McDonald. Viola was a loving and generous lady with a steadfast determination to live life to the fullest. She loved her family and, as they were spread all over, she was able to indulge in her passion for travel by visiting them. She was an avid reader, loved to play cards and enjoyed spending time with her many friends in Sydney River.

Viola is survived by her daughter, Michelle who shared her home; her sons, Tony (Ann Marie), Rennie (Lee Tobin) and Roger (Linette Thompson); her sisters, Millie, Madonna, Laverne, Theresa, Mary, Hilda, Marie, Irene, Dale and Gail; grandchildren, Steven, Toni Marie, Brittiny, Kayleigh, Tristan, Isabella; and great-grandchildren, Cecelia, Justin, Mason and Carter. Viola was predeceased by her brother, Steven and her sister, Cecelia. She will be laid to rest in Stephenville, Newfoundland with a service to be held at Hill Side Interfaith Cemetery where Viola will rest next to her beloved husband, Phillip. Viola's cremation has taken place as per her wishes. A service will take place in August, 2017 with details to be announced at a later date. The Humber family would like to send a heartfelt thanks to Cape Breton Homecare, the VON, all the doctors and nurses with the Palliative Care Unit, especially her nurse Jackie and her dear friend Mae. Viola loved them all.


WOODFORD, Michael Joseph (Mickey)
The Cape Breton Post, March 22, 2017
Born July 14th, 1929
Passed on March 21st, 2017
Michael Joseph (Mickey) Woodford
was born to Thomas and Lillian Woodford of Holyrood, NL, the fourth of six children. With loss of his mother at the age of four, he was sent to 'the mainland' to be raised in Glace Bay by his cousin Gen and her husband Joe MacAskill. It was in Glace Bay Michael became Mickey and he learned to handle himself equally well, be it on the ball field, the hockey pond or at 'Senator's Corner'. The positive athletic influence of Fathers Nash and Smith, combined with Gen's educational values, Mickey joined the army of CB athletes and scholars shipped to St. F.X. in Antigonish. Graduating in 1952 after squeezing four years into five, he took every opportunity to play varsity sports, in particular hockey. His 1951-52 team was inducted into both the St. F.X. Sports Hall of Fame and Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame. After graduation, Mickey returned to Newfoundland to play senior hockey and drive trucks in Buchans, NL. It turned out that he had a greater aptitude for working with kids than trucks, so he returned to St. F.X. to obtain the first of three subsequent education degrees. St. F.X. was where he met his university sweetheart, Pat McManus and they married in 1956. His love for Pat and his family along with his passion for education and sport opportunities for kids defined much of his life. He was fortunate to have a professional life that he loved. His career ranged from interacting with kids in the classrooms in St John's NF, Dominion, NS, St. Pat's High in Halifax and in Baddeck; as principal. Eventually, his role was influencing education policy as Senior Director of School Curriculum for Nova Scotia and as Executive Director of the NS School Boards Association.

Mickey had a passion for his community of Baddeck, from minor hockey to spear-heading the building of the Victoria Highland Civic Center, to chairing the fundraising campaign for the Victoria County Memorial Hospital. As well, he shared his passion for sailing by providing leadership and support to Bras d'Or Yacht Club and the community wharf initiative. In later years, Mickey was a keen golfer and curler. Aside from his own six kids, Mickey had so many pint-sized heroes and youth who were the touchstones of his decisions at work, as a coach, as a mentor, as a citizen and most importantly, as a father. His ever-present sense of humor endeared him to many. After his diagnosis of dementia, humour became his amour; deflecting the unsuspecting from recognizing the gradual erosion of his intellectual engagement, his ability to manage the mundane tasks of life to finally not being able to manage the basic activities of daily living. In his last years, he felt overwhelmed with gratitude for the gifts life has given him and for the people who have touched him.

Mickey is survived by wife of 60 years, Pat (McManus); his children, Eileen, Baddeck, Tim, Liverpool, Paddy (Dina), Riverview, NB; Kathy Anne, Antigonish; Peter, Halifax and Beth (Craig) Collins, Liverpool and eight grandchildren, Curtis, Caleb, Ben, Tessa, Brittany, Nicholas, Gillian and Sarah, are grateful to him and the life he lived. His survived by his brother, John (Elsie) in Holyrood, NF; brothers-in-law, John Phalen, Sydney, Bruce Hyland, Pointe Claire, Quebec and sisters-in-law, Beverly Woodford, Massachusetts and Betty McCarty, Falmouth Mass and many nieces and nephews. Mickey was predeceased by his parents and siblings, Betty (Phalen), Kay, Bill, Tom and Richard. The family expresses special thanks to the medical community at Victoria County Memorial Hospital, Amanda Morrison of Above and Beyond Continuing Care and Victoria County Home Support.

Visitation will occur Thursday, March 23 from 2 p.m.-9 p.m. at the Baddeck Community Centre. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael's Parish on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 11 a.m. with Fr. Paul Abbas officiating followed by a reception at the Community Centre. In memory of Mickey, please consider donating to a Baddeck Academy scholarship established in his name, to the Victoria Highlands Civic Centre, Victoria County Memorial Hospital Foundation or by simply sharing acts of kindness, as this was the governing tenant of his life. Funeral under the care and direction of MacAskill Funeral Home.

 

 

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