SLADE, Ge­orge Herbert

Cape Breton Post - - IN MEMORIAM -

It is with great sad­ness and fond mem­o­ries that the fam­ily of Ge­orge Herbert Slade an­nounces his peace­ful pass­ing on July 16, 2015, at the Cape Bre­ton Re­gional Hos­pi­tal.

Born in Syd­ney on Oct. 27, 1928, he was the son of the late Ge­orge and Di­nah (Forsey) Slade.

Ge­orge is sur­vived by his sis­ters, He­len Ellsworth and Jessie Snow, nu­mer­ous nieces and neph­ews, as well as sis­ters-in­law, Pearl O’Con­nell, Peggy MacKin­non and Neva Slade and brother-in-law Ge­off For­shaw. He is also sur­vived by close friend and honorary fam­ily mem­ber Anne Marie Mac­Don­ald.

Ge­orge was pre­de­ceased by his wife Carmel (Mac­Don­ald), sis­ters. Alice Courage and Ruth For­shaw and brother Jim. He was also pre­de­ceased by in-laws, Ann and John DeCoste, El­iz­a­beth Mac­Don­ald, Dun­can MacKin­non, Joe O’Con­nell, Colin Mac­Don­ald, Wil­liam Courage, Mal­colm Ellsworth and Melvin Snow.

He was re­tired from Syd­ney Steel Cor­po­ra­tion, how­ever at one time he took a leave to work on the Cana­dian Coast Guard ice­breaker Sir John A. Mac­Don­ald, where he trav­elled across the Arc­tic Cir­cle, much to his en­joy­ment as he loved the sea. His in­ter­ests were var­ied and in his ear­lier years he was an avid scuba diver, en­joyed the New Year’s Po­lar Bear Swims and loved the out­doors. Whether jig­ging cod, out at the bun­ga­low in Mid­dle Cape or hunt­ing with one of his friends, there were al­ways great sto­ries to share with fam­ily. Af­ter the pass­ing of his beloved wife Carmel, he took a few trips across the coun­try to visit nieces and neph­ews. There will al­ways be “Un­cle Ge­orge” sto­ries and he will al­ways be in our hearts.

Spe­cial thanks to Dr. Mur­phy and to the staff of the ICU and Pal­lia­tive Care de­part­ments at the Cape Bre­ton Re­gional Hos­pi­tal for their won­der­ful care. Also thank you to Ge­orge’s friends and neigh­bours for your kind­ness.

Cre­ma­tion has taken place. A cel­e­bra­tion of life will be held at 11a.m. on Mon­day, July 20, 2015, at S.W. Chant Fu­neral Home, 564 Alexan­dra Street, Syd­ney with Rev. Sheldon Chant of­fi­ci­at­ing. A re­cep­tion will fol­low and In­ter­ment to take place at Res­ur­rec­tion Ceme­tery im­me­di­ately af­ter­wards.

Fam­ily flow­ers only. Do­na­tions may be made to the An Cala, Pal­lia­tive Unit at the Cape Bre­ton Re­gional Hos­pi­tal or char­ity of one’s choice.

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