DWYER, Philip E.
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.
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