COOKE, Leonard Alexan­der ‘Sandy’

Cape Breton Post - - IN MEMORIAM -

With bro­ken hearts we re­gret to an­nounce the death of Sandy Cooke, son of Clara and the late Leonard Cooke. Fol­low­ing a coura­geous bat­tle with AML Leukemia, Sandy passed away at 52 years on Fri­day, July 3, 2015 in Hal­i­fax at the VG Hos­pi­tal, with his wife and best friend, Sheila, by his side.

He is sur­vived by his mother, Clara Cooke (nee Wyman); lov­ing wife, Sheila Cooke (nee Mac­Don­ald); chil­dren, Bev­erly Swan (Carl) and James Raoul (Lori); grand­chil­dren, Tye Swan, Lo­gan and Con­nor Raoul; spe­cial fe­line friend, “Spook”; brother, Kevin (Shiela) of Syd­ney, Ricky (Au­drey) of North Syd­ney, Timmy (Colleen) of Syd­ney; mother and fa­ther-in­law, James and Jeanette Mac­Don­ald of Guys­brough; sis­ters-in-law, Lorraine Chiasson (Marc) of Bed­ford, Grace De­veau (Ray­mond) of Meteghan and Myrna Lums­den ( Jim) of Lower Sackville; broth­erin-law, James M. Mac­Don­ald (Danielle) of Springhill; as well as sev­eral nieces and neph­ews and many friends.

Sandy was pre­de­ceased by his fa­ther, Leonard; broth­ers, David and Bruce.

Sandy was a skilled truck driver who re­ceived nu­mer­ous awards and cham­pi­onships. He was em­ployed with Ar­mour Trans­porta­tion Sys­tems for 20 years with over two mil­lion miles of safe driv­ing in his life­time. He en­joyed any­thing mo­tor­ized, be­ing an avid NASCAR and lo­cal rac­ing fan.

Sandy was a fam­ily man at heart and loved spend­ing time with his beloved grand­chil­dren. He also looked for­ward to spend­ing time with his bud­dies at the bun­ga­low in Oys­ter Cove.

A vis­i­ta­tion is sched­uled to take place on Tues­day, July 7, 2015 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at TW Curry Parkview Chapel. A fu­neral ser­vice will be at 11 a.m. on Wed­nes­day at Christ the King Angli­can Church with Rev. G. Kent of­fi­ci­at­ing.

Sto­ries and con­do­lences can be for­warded to the fam­ily by vis­it­ing

If de­sired, do­na­tions may be made to ei­ther IWK or Holy Redeemer Cen­tre. As well, in hon­our of all the trans­fu­sions Sandy re­ceived, those who can, please give blood.

Spe­cial thank you to all of the staff, doc­tors and nurses of 8A8BMT in the hema­tol­ogy dept at The VG Hos­pi­tal for all their care and com­pas­sion.

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