SPICER, He­len Louise ‘Lou’


It is with deep sad­ness that we an­nounce the sud­den pass­ing of our dear wife, mother, grand­mother, sis­ter, aunt and friend, Lou Spicer, on Mon­day, July 27, 2015, at the North­side Com­mu­nity Guest Home.

Born in Florence on Sept. 15, 1941, she was the daugh­ter of the late Louis and Muriel (Mac­Don­ald) Jessome. Lou worked for many years at Na­tional Sea Prod­ucts in North Syd­ney, where she op­er­ated the can­teen. She was a fa­mil­iar face at the North Syd­ney Fire Hall where she was a long­time mem­ber of the ladies aux­il­iary as well as cus­to­dian for the first sev­eral years of its op­er­a­tion. She was a for­mer mem­ber of the North­ern Yacht Club Ladies Aux­il­iary and the mixed dart league and of St. Joseph Church in North Syd­ney.

She is sur­vived by her lov­ing hus­band of 49 years, Free­man Spicer; by her daugh­ters, Phyl­lis Spicer (Billy Robin­son) of North Syd­ney, Paula (Peter) Reynolds of Saint John, N.B., Tara (Kevin) Wall, North Syd­ney; her son, Les­lie ‘Burger’ Spicer of North Syd­ney. Also by her five grand­chil­dren, Ni­cole (Rus­sell), Bill, Braden, Kyleigh, Ava; by her brother, Terry Jessome of Florence; sis­ters, Amelia Jessome, Bev (Frank) Samp­son, Lynn ( John) MacPhee, Lau­rie Jessome, all of Florence, Joanne ( Jerry) Risser, Bridge­wa­ter, Marie Kamer­mans, Dart­mouth; and sis­ter-in-law, Marie Jessome of Florence.

Lou was pre­de­ceased by her broth­ers, Joey and Ron­nie, and her brother-in-law, Bill Kamer­mans.

The fam­ily would like to take this op­por­tu­nity to thank Dr. John Kirk­patrick and the staff of Cara House at the North­side Com­mu­nity Guest Home for the care and com­pas­sion shown to Lou and a spe­cial thanks to Ch­eryl Bradley for ev­ery­thing she has done for our fam­ily over the years.

Vis­i­ta­tion for Lou will be held to­day (Wed­nes­day) 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the W.J. Doo­ley Fu­neral Home, 107 Pleas­ant St., North Syd­ney. Fu­neral mass will take place 10 a.m. Thurs­day from St. Joseph Church with Rev. Pa­trick O’Neill of­fi­ci­at­ing. Burial will fol­low in Lakeside Ceme­tery, North Syd­ney.

Me­mo­rial do­na­tions may be made to the North­side Com­mu­nity Guest Home.

Online con­do­lences may be sent to www.wj­doo­ley.com.

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