DWYER, Philip E.

Cape Breton Post - - IN MEMORIAM -

Philip E. Dwyer passed away peace­fully at Har­bour­stone on Fe­bru­ary 2nd, 2017 at the age of 87. He was mar­ried to the love of his life, Eileen O’Fla­herty for 64 years.

Left with fond and trea­sured mem­o­ries are his sons, Blair (Mary Ellen Ross) of Vic­to­ria, and John of Monc­ton; daugh­ters, Shirley MacNeil (Andy) of Syd­ney, Eileen Dwyer-Crane (Art) of En­field, Anne Marie Dwyer (Rod MacDon­ald) of Lower Sackville, Margie Ma­her (Ray­mond) of Is­land­view. He was blessed with 10 grand­chil­dren, Mark MacNeil (Ch­eryl), Mor­gan Crane, Daniel Crane, Krys­tal Ma­her, Patrick Dwyer, Shayne Mills, Liam Crane, Leah Ma­her, Ab­bie Crane, Bren­dan Dwyer and three great-grand­chil­dren, Avery, Lach­lan and Reese MacNeil.

Philip was the last sur­viv­ing mem­ber of his fam­ily.

He was pre­de­ceased by his par­ents, John and Ann (Mercer) Dwyer and his broth­ers, Tom, John, Michael and Bernie.

Philip’s en­tire ca­reer was with the City of Syd­ney Pub­lic Works Depart­ment, re­tir­ing as a heavy equip­ment op­er­a­tor. Dur­ing win­ter storms, he could be seen with sparks fly­ing from the blade of his plow, as he cleared the city streets of snow down to the bare pave­ment. A tal­ented wood­worker, Philip and his wife built their own home on Lorne Street and resided there for over 60 years. He was con­tin­u­ally work­ing on projects and help­ing his fam­ily. He loved to tin­ker and al­ways found a way to fix things that needed fixing. Philip loved fish­ing and could of­ten be found fol­low­ing streams in the Mar­ga­ree area of the Is­land, where the fam­ily had a sum­mer place called Sil­ver Springs. He and Eileen also loved to travel, vis­it­ing all of Canada, the USA, Eng­land, Ire­land and Aus­tralia, where they met and spoke at length with Philip’s fa­vorite singer, Char­lie Pride.

Spe­cial thanks to the staff of Went­worth Court for their lov­ing care and sup­port.

Visi­ta­tion will be held on Mon­day, Feb. 6, 2017 from 1-2 p.m. in the SW Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexan­dra St., Syd­ney, with a cel­e­bra­tion of life to fol­low at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Shel­don Chant of­fi­ci­at­ing.

Burial to fol­low re­cep­tion, in Res­ur­rec­tion Ceme­tery, Syd­ney Forks.

In lieu of flow­ers, do­na­tions can be made to the Sal­va­tion Army of Cape Bre­ton or a char­ity of your choice

On­line con­do­lences may be made by vis­it­ing www.chant­fu­ner­al­home.ca.

Funeral ar­range­ments are un­der the di­rec­tion of..

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