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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
May 2017


CHISLETT, Frederick John
The Cape Breton Post, May 18, 2017
Passed on: May 10th, 2017
Frederick John Chislett
, 74, of Sydney Mines, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at the Charles L. Legrow Health Centre in Port Aux Basque, NL. Born in Rose Blanche, NL, he was the son of the late Eli John and Mary Ann (Burte) Chislett. John will be missed by daughter, Mary (Doug); brothers, Eli (Tracey), Dan (Sadie); step-daughters, Brenda Boutilier (Michael) and Ann Vadors (Albert), and grandchildren, Micheal, Brandon, Amanda and Stephen. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his loving wife, Elizabeth Chislett, and step-daughter, Deborah MacLean. A private graveside service will take place at a later date under the care and direction of Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home, 10 Clyde Ave., Sydney Mines. If desired, donations in John's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be forwarded to his family by visiting

DWYER, Edward Joseph
The Cape Breton Post, May 31, 2017

It is with great sadness that we, the family of Edward Joseph Dwyer, announce is passing on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Dad was the son of the late Berenard and Anne (Healey) Dwyer. He was born in Holyrood, NFLD on February 9, 1933. Surviving are his children, Cathy (John) Yorfino, Loretta Grant, Debbie (Paul) MacNeil, Bernie (Yolanda), Bobby (Terrilynn), Jerry (Angela), Leo (Honey) and Billy (Jennifer), daughter-in-law Rose, 32 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and three more arriving within the next few months. He is also survived by his brothers, Bernie (Linda), Willie (Lorrie) and Leo, sisters, Belle (Jim), Helen (Bobby), Elaine (John), and Marie (Bobby), many nieces and nephews. Dad will be greatly missed by his loving companion, Florence Hasuik and her son, Kenny, who have both provided ongoing support and care throughout the years. Kenny was like a son to dad. Dad was predeceased by wife, Louise (MacNeil), sons, Edward and Kevin, sister Theresa. He was retired from the Sydney Steel Plant. Dad was well-known for his expert craftsmanship in the flooring trade, such as carpeting, ceramic tiling, etc. He also worked as an iron worker and rigger. Dad enjoyed fishing, hunting and travelling. A special thank you to the staff and doctors on 4B at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital who took such great care of dad and also, to his cousin Billy Corbett for being there for him. Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Friday, June 2, 2017 from 1-3 pm, followed by a service in the chapel at 3 pm, Rev Reg MacDonald officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation. Words of comfort can be sent to the family at or

Noonan (Cormier), Mary 'Lucy'
The Cape Breton Post, June 22, 2017
Born In: Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed in on May 18th, 2017

It is with great sadness that we the family of Mary "Lucy" (Cormier) Noonan of Middle Musquodoboit, formerly of Whitney Pier, announce her passing on May 18, 2017 at the age of 87. Born in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late Dennis and Julie (Doucette) Cormier. Surviving are her husband, Francis Noonan; daughter, Catherine MacDonald, Toronto; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; step daughters, Shelly Noonan, Lynn (Dave) Ford, and Arlene (Glen) Boyd; siblings, Eddie Cormier, Cobourg, ON, Marie (Len) Solomon, Kitchener, ON, Jeanette (Steve) Zagwolski, Bramalea, ON, Gerard (Denise), Coxheath and Dola (Leon) Colford, Whitney Pier; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sons, Michael and Paul; brother, Harold; sisters-in-law, Helen and Georgette.
Cremation has taken place. Celebration of life to be held on Saturday morning, June 24, 2017 at 10 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Church in Whitney Pier with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. A reception will be held following mass downstairs in the Church. Interment will follow at the Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the local SPCA or Holy Redeemer Building Fund

PITCHER, Pitcher, Captain Joseph Richard
The Cape Breton Post, May 27, 2017

It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that, we the family, announce the passing of Capt. Joseph Richard Pitcher, 91 yrs, on May 26, 2017, beloved father, grandfather iad great grandfather. Born in Burin, Nfld, on January 9, 1926, he was the youngest son of the late Matthew & Winnifred (Paul) Pitcher. He was a passionate and loving man whose family meant everything to him. He moved to Louisbourg in 1963 and was a sea captain on the trawlers for National sea Products until his retirement.

Joseph is survived by seven children, Harry (Donna) of Halifax, Wayne (Nora) of Louisbourg, Joey 9Ann) of Bateston, Calvin (Caroline) of Louisbourg, Yvonne (Harry) of Sydney, Bonnie (Stewart) Whynot and Peggy (Bernard) Mahon, both of Louisbourg. He is also survived by his sister, Winnie (Hartlin) of Dartmouth and Grace Bugden of NFLD. Josep is also survived by 13 grandchildren, Trevor, Jody, Matthew, Michelle, Melanie, Amy, Daniel, Adam, David, Justin, Kevin, Jennifer an Joseph, also by 17 great grandchildren, Alex, Chloe, Aiden, Stephe, Nora, Liam, Kinnon, Owen, Ben, Chase, Tanner, Jaxon, Jack, Beau, Jude, Danny and Teagan. Besides his parents, Joseph was predeceased by his beloved wife of 65 yrs, Janet. He was also predeceased by a son in infancy, his brother, Dan and sisters, Edna & Ruth. He was an avid hockey fan and the Toronto Maple Leafs was his favourite team. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. "RIP POPPY JOE".

Visitation for the late Joseph Pitcher will be held at the First United Church, Louisbourg from 2-4 pm & 7-99 pm on Monday, May 29, 2017. Funeral service wil take place on Tuesday, May 30 at 2 ppm at First United Church with Reverend Emily Duggan officiating. Reception to follow at the First United Calvin Memorial Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First United Church, Louisbourg. Online condolences may be sent to Chants Funeral Home at Funeral arrangements are under the direction of…..

The Cape Breton Post, May 29, 2017
North Sydney

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our dear father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend, Walter Withers, age 91, on Friday, May 26, 2017, at the Northside General Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Marystown, NL, he was the only son of the late John and Elizabeth (Hooper) Withers.

Walter had been employed as a painter and carpenter with the maintenance department of the Northside General Hospital for many years until his retirement. He was a talented wood worker and took great pride in everything he built, especially his family home. He was a quiet, easy going man with a dry sense of humour. He enjoyed fishing in Margaree and Lake Ainsley; listening to Lawrence Welk and Newfoundland music and playing his harmonica.

Walter is survived by his loving children, Victoria "Vicky" (Art) Bonnell, Regina, Saskatchewan; John (Denise) Withers, Marystown, NL.; Marlene MacIntosh (Joe Skinner), North Sydney; Elsie (Steve) Sully, Lethbridge, Alberta; by his nine grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Nettie (Ongo) Withers in 1987, two sons, Paul, in infancy, and Frank Withers; his grandson Nicholas; longtime companion, Lydia Fitzpatrick; three sisters, Victoria, Emily and Mary. The family would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. John Kirkpatrick for his many years of caring for Walter and also to our sister Marlene, for always being there to care for Dad.

Visitation for Walter will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 30 in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral will be held 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, at St. Joseph Church North Sydney, with Rev. Patrick O'Neill officiating. Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to



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