GRACE, Birth­man ‘Birt’ Joseph

Cape Breton Post - - IN MEMORIAM/NEWS -

New Waterford

It is with great sad­ness that we the fam­ily an­nounce the pass­ing of Birt Grace on Fe­bru­ary 2, 2017 sur­rounded by his lov­ing fam­ily. Born on May 21, 1947, New Waterford, he was the son of An­nie (Benoit) and the late Daniel Grace.

Birt en­joyed play­ing horse­shoes, hunt­ing and fish­ing, as well as spend­ing time around the hockey rink. He worked as a miner for 25 years in No. 12, Lin­gan and Phalen Mines.

Birt is sur­vived by his lov­ing wife, Bar­bara (Steiger); mother, An­nie; daugh­ters, Brenda Lee (Trevor) Ropek, Sioux Look­out, Ont., Bar­bara Ann (David) MacMil­lan, Tren­ton, NS; sis­ters, Kay (Don­nie) MacGil­li­vary, Carmel (Jed) Miller, New Waterford and Jessie (Dave) Picco, Mira; brothers, Dan (Eve­lyn), Eddy (Betty), New Waterford and Ray­mond (Debi), Lin­gan Rd.; grand­chil­dren, Gre­gory, Justin, Emily, Joshua, Ben­jamin and Nathan; brother-in-law, Kevin (Brenda) Steiger; sis­ters-in-law, Anna (Dave) Stephen­son and Dar­lene Steiger, as well as many nieces and neph­ews.

Be­sides his fa­ther, he was pre­de­ceased by his brother, Wal­ter; brother-in-law, Lloyd Steiger; his mother and fa­ther-in-law, Josephine and Damien Steiger.

Cre­ma­tion has taken place and a chapel ser­vice will be held on Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 7, 2017 at 11 a.m. in the fu­neral home chapel with Dea­con Leo Penny of­fi­ci­at­ing. Burial in St. Agnes Ceme­tery fol­lowed by a lun­cheon at the K.O.C. hall, Plum­mer Ave., New Waterford. All are wel­come. Fu­neral ar­range­ments are un­der the di­rec­tion of McLel­lan Brothers Fu­neral Home, 3183 Plum­mer Ave., New Waterford, NS, 902-862-7500. Do­na­tions can be made to the Pal­lia­tive Care Pro­gram. To send on­line con­do­lences go to: www.mclel­lan­fu­ner­al­

We, the fam­ily would like to thank the many health care pro­fes­sion­als who pro­vided ex­cel­lent care to our hus­band/fa­ther, es­pe­cially the VON and Pal­lia­tive Care.

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