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The Northern Pen Obituaries
December 2015

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BURT, Cecil Francis
Date de naissance: 9 octobre 1930
Date de décès: 25 decembre 2015
Cecil Francis Burt
was born in St. Anthony on October 9, 1930 to Winnifred and James Burt. He had one son (Roy) and helped raise six step-children. Cecil Francis Burt of St. Anthony passed away December 25, 2015. Left with their memories are son Roy (Joyce); granddaughter Leanne, six step-children Albert (Jo), Gary (Irene), Dorothy (Dennis), Gus (Cora), Ern, Benson (Daphne), Effie McLean and family as well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. He is predeceased by his first wife Dora (Simms) Burt and his second wife Dorothy (Hancock) Burt, his parents, brother Reuben Burt and sisters Minnie and Mary-Ann. Visitation took place at Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Home in St. Anthony followed by the funeral service which was held on Monday, Dec. 28 at 2:00 p.m. with Major Denzel Baggs officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard funeral director.

BUSHEY, James Joseph
Passed on: December 2nd, 2015
James Joseph Bushey
of Sandy Cove passed peacefully away at Sir Rufus Guinchard Health Centre in Port Saunders on Dec. 2, 2015, at the age of 89 years. Jim leaves to mourn with fond memories his sons Larry (Melinda), Terry (Annie), Glenn (Mary), and Roddney (Tina); grandchildren Owen, Martina, Ashton, Craig (Nicole), and Allison; great-grandchildren Daniel, Ryann, and Timothy; sister Kathleen; brother Rick; sisters-in-law Jessie, Patricia, and Belinda (Jimmy); brothers-in-law Wilga, and Gaydon (Joyce); many nephews and nieces; family friend Trina Cox, and special friend Wallace Maynard. He was predeceased by his wife Ima, mother Martina, father Emil, brothers Lewis (Rose), Leslie, and Benjamin. Visitation took place Friday through Sunday at St. Thomas Anglican Church in Sandy Cove from where the funeral took place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6 with Rev. Marlene Harvey officiating. Interment followed in the Savage Cove Anglican Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard, funeral director.

PATEY, Floyd Anthony
Born: July 25th, 1935
Passed on: December 19th, 2015
Floyd Anthony Patey
was born in Great Brehat on July 25th, 1935 to William and Jesse Patey. It was here in Brehat that he grew up and in the 1950's he met Pearl Cull of Great Brehat and they married on Feb. 10, 1959. Together Pearl and Floyd raised two daughters, Linda and Alice, and two grandsons, Deon and Leon. While Floyd and Pearl raised their family in he provided for them by fishing for a living alongside his brother Joseph. Floyd Anthony Patey passed away on November 19, 2015. He leaves to mourn his wife of 57 years, Pearl; daughters Linda (Willie) and Alice (Boyce); grandsons Deon (Nadine) and Leon (Catherine); three great-great-grandchildren; sisters Julie and Dorcas; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; four brothers-in-law Ronald, Norman, Pearce and Carol; one sister-in-law Ethel Ward and a large circle of other family and friends. Floyd is predeceased by his parents William and Jesse, brothers Samuel and Joseph, sisters Shirley, Emily and Alice, brothers-in-law Wallace Ward and Wallace Cull. Visitation was held at Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Home in St. Anthony. The funeral service took place at the United Church in St. Anthony at 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 23 with Rev. Dinesh and Major Baggs officiating. Burial followed in the Great Brehat Community Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard, funeral director.



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