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Newfoundland Obituaries
From Nova Scotia Newspapers

Cape Breton Post
October 2017


CHAPMAN, William
The Cape Breton Post, October 31, 2017
Born in Harbour Breton, Newfoundland and Labrador, on October 3rd, 1921
Passed in North Sydney, Nova Scotia on October 28th, 2017

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our dear husband and father, William Chapman, age 96, on Saturday, October 28, 2017, at the Northside Community Guest Home, North Sydney, NS. Born October 3, 1921 in Harbour Breton, NL, he was the son of the late George and Tryphena (Jensen) Chapman.

Bill was an educator for many years throughout southern Newfoundland, beginning in Coomb's Cove and retiring from John Burke High School, Grand Bank. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Joyce (Shirley) Chapman and by his children, Shirley MacDougall, Hamilton, ON, Bill (Deborah) Chapman, Kentville, NS, John (Claudia) Chapman, Calgary, Alta and Norma Chapman, Stephenville, NL. Bill was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was predeceased by two brothers, Tom, Ben; a sister, Tryphena and by his son-in-law, Peter MacDougall.

There will be no visitation by request. A private family service and burial will take place in Stephenville, NL. at a later date. Donations in Bill's memory may be made to the Northside Community Guest Home Foundation. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of WJ Dooley Funeral Home, North Sydney and Russell Funeral Home, Stephenville, NL. Online condolences may be sent to

The Cape Breton Post, October 10, 2017 Tuesday
Passed on: October 6th, 2017

We'd like to celebrate the life of Deon Durnford, proud veteran, father, husband and Newfie who loved to hunt and laugh. Deon always filled a room with his humour and infectious smile. He proudly served his country in back to back tours in Bosnia with the PPCLI, and on various military bases all across Canada next to his military family, friends, and comrades. He is loved unconditionally by his wife, Paulette; his daughter, Robyn; step-son, Ryan (Chelsea), along with his father, Samuel Durnford (Audrey), and late mother, Vera Durnford. His hunting buddies and brothers, Mike, Barney and Jamie will get a big moose for Deon and their late brother, Frank. Sister-in-laws, Darlene, Kimberly, Yvonne, and Diedre will help make the moose stew. His many nieces and nephews will fondly remember him as the uncle who always showed up with a good story and the biggest hugs.

Deon loved his wife Paulette and daughter Robyn with his whole heart. He was a man who would give anyone the shirt off his back and cared immensely about his family. He touched the lives of everyone he met and taught his family the value of helping others before yourself. He gave the best ear scratches to his cats, Winchester and Kimber.

Deon, 46, passed away peacefully on October 6, 2017 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital palliative care unit. There will be no service, and his ashes and memory will rest at home with Paulette until her passing, at which time they will be spread together at his favorite hunting spot, Annieopsquotch Mountains, in his home town of Burgeo, Newfoundland. In lieu of flowers, the Durnford family requests donations to be made to the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association in memory of Deon at Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at

The Cape Breton Post, October 17, 2017 Tuesday
North Sydney

It is with great sadness the family of Ada (Barnes) Green announce her passing at the age of 85 on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at the Northside General Hospital, following a brief illness. Born in Harbour Mille, Fortune Bay, NL., on January 3, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Levi and Elsie (Dodge) Barnes.

Ada was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt. Upon moving to Nova Scotia from Newfoundland, Ada was employed at the Moir's Chocolate Factory in Halifax and in later years the Carmichael Guest Home in North Sydney and also babysitting over the years. She was a very active and faithful member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney, serving on the Altar Guild for many years and was an active member of the ACW until her recent illness. She was also head of the Funeral Reception Committee for a number of years. Ada was a member of the Orange Lodge and was Grand Mistress of the Sydney LOB. She was a member of the North Sydney Pensioners Club holding many offices over the years and she also loved going to the Senior Day Care Program in Sydney Mines.

Ada is survived by her children, Eileen (Ross) MacVicar, New Glasgow, Kevin (Debbie) Green, Ottawa, Cecilia (George) MacDonald, Sydney Mines, her grandchildren Jessica and Duncan MacVicar, Jeffrey and Nicole Green, Jonathan, Mikalia, MacKenzie, Luca Green and two great-grandchildren Eli and Mia Green. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews, extended family members, Danny (Sheila) MacDonald, Georgina MacDonald, Derek and Helen (MacDonald) Pye, David MacDonald and Sylviane Trudell. Ada was predeceased by her devoted and loving husband Cecil, her son John, infant twin sons Cecil and Clayton, her sisters Phoebe Evans, Janet Freeborne, brothers George and John Barnes. Ada was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

The family wishes to thank the Continuing Care caregivers, nursing staff on 5East at the Northside General Hospital and Dr. Patrick O'Grady for their care and compassion shown to Ada and her daughter Cecilia, and thanks to a special friend Margaret Marks.

Visitation for Ada will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney. A funeral service will be celebrated at 3:00 p.m. on Friday at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Rev. Julio Martin officiating. Burial will follow in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Reception to be held in the church basement following the burial. Family flowers only, memorial donations may be made to St. John the Baptist Anglican Church or the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Online condolences may be sent to

MOORE, John Robert
The Cape Breton Post, October 10, 2017 Tuesday
Born October 5th, 1935
Passed on October 7th, 2017

It is with heavy hearts that we, the family of John Robert Moore, announce his passing on October, 7, 2017. Born October 5, 1935 in Harbour Breton, NFLD, he was a son of Clayton and Effie Moore. He moved to Louisbourg in 1956. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, working his way to Chief Engineer on several ships and retiring at age 67 as an engineer. In his spare time, he enjoyed watching hockey and baseball, hunting shows and catching up on the news. Most importantly, he was a loving man whose family meant the world to him.

Besides his parents, John is predeceased by his loving wife, Merna, who passed May 31, 2011 at the age of 69, and his daughter, Donna. John is survived by children, John and Effie (Neil); brother, Walter (Gertie); grandchildren, John Edward (Juanita), Nick, Kayla (Adrian) and Cole; great-grandchildren, Blair (Laura), Brandy, Justin (his little buddy), Jerret, Chase, Cameron, Kelsey and Jackson. Also left to mourn is close friend, Peggy Hall.

Visitation for John will take place Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. at the S.W. Chant and Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. A Celebration of his Life will take place immediately following at 3 p.m. in the funeral home Chapel. Rev. Sheldon Chant to officiate. Reception with the family to follow. Online condolences may be made to the family at



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