COSTELLO, James (Jim) Patrick
It is with heavy hearts that we, the family of Jim Costello (80), announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather on Tuesday, January 31st, at home surrounded by his loving family and his favorite music, after a brief illness.
Jim was born in Sydney and was the son of the late James Costello and the late Blanche Mollon. Jim spent over 40 years in Northside East Bay before moving to Ontario in 1996. Jim had a long and successful career of over 40 years in the automotive industry at Sampson Motors, Cape Breton Chrysler and Jim Sampson Motors in Sydney. Jim then ventured with his wife Joan to Ontario where he worked at R.J. Henderson in Toronto for 7 years before returning to his much-loved Cape Breton in 2003 for his retirement. He was a well-respected person in his community and he was loved by many over the years. Jim could always be found on the dance floor with his wife Joan and their good friends Bob and Effie and Ross and Archena. He loved life, music and especially playing his keyboards at the retirement homes with Owen Bonnell and their band Young At Heart. He was a member of the Cape Breton Chordsman for the past few years. One of his favorite past times was golf every Saturday with Odie, Jack, his son Glenn and whichever son was home visiting.
Jim is survived by his wife, Joan, who he adored and celebrated 61 years of marriage on January 23, 2017.; his sons, Jim (Trudy) Rothsay, NB, Wayne (Nathalie), Dartmouth, NS, Wendell (Elaine), Burlington, ON, Keith (Regina), St. George’s Brant, ON, Glenn (Judy), Westmount, NS; his brothers, John (Mena), Sheeves Cove, NL, Donald (Jane), Frenchvale, NS, Kevin (Linda), Sydney Forks, NS; his sisters, Bertha, Sydney, NS, Doris Sarnia, ON, Eileen (Mike), Toronto, ON, Nell (Jim), Brampton, ON; his brother-inlaws, Cyril (Dot) and Lenny; his sister-in-laws, Della (Joe), Myrna, Barbara and Kemerley; Poppy’s grandchildren, Jenna, Christian, Olivia, Adam, Geoffrey, Sarah, Joe, Steven, Mike, Tyler, Justin, Leah, Austin, Courtney, Ryan, Shallon and Athea and Poppy’s great grandchildren, Raine, McKay, Natalie, Melanie, Damon, Devin, Sierra, Caileigh and Abby.
He was predeceased by his father, Jim; mother, Blanche; brothers, Cyril, Bill, Gordon, Gary; sisters, Kay and Shirley; granddaughter, Nicole and brother-in law, Veto
Special thanks to his brother Kevin for visiting every day and lifting his spirits, his niece Sharon Whelan for her tremendous help during his last days, his daughter-in-law Judy for support over the last couple of months, the VON & Palliative Care.
There will be a visitation Friday, February 3, from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. in the SW Chant and Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra Street, Sydney. Funeral Mass Saturday, February 4, 11 a.m. in the St. Mary’s Church, East Bay. Father Frank Abbass officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit at the CB Regional Hospital.