ROSE, John ‘Binky’

Cape Breton Post - - IN MEMORIAM -

It is with pro­found sad­ness that we an­nounce the pass­ing of our fa­ther John ‘Binky’ Rose who sud­denly, but peace­fully, passed away on February 8, 2017.

Our fa­ther was a much loved and re­spected man in West­mount and be­yond.

Our fa­ther was a mil­i­tary man through and through and be­gan serv­ing his coun­try in 1968. He later joined the Air­borne and was a para­trooper who made over 300 jumps. 14 years af­ter that he joined the con­struc­tion en­gi­neers and later 1CEU, where he made his de­ci­sion to re­tire from the mil­i­tary and move back ‘home’. Even though he was re­tired, that didn’t keep him still. For the next 20 years he was a park su­per­vi­sor at Two Rivers Wildlife Park, a job he thor­oughly en­joyed. He was also the Vice Pres­i­dent and bar chair­man at Branch 126, West­mount Le­gion. For 20 years he was also in­volved greatly with the West­mount Vol­un­teer Fire depart­ment, where he served as their train­ing of­fi­cer. Our fa­ther was an avid hunter, fisher and trap­per, the ul­ti­mate woods­man. He was the strong­est man we’ve ever know and the best grampy our chil­dren could have asked for.

He was pre­de­ceased by the love of his love, his wife, Mau­reen and his parents, Vince and Rose.

He is sur­vived by his three chil­dren, Michelle, Joshua (Sara) and Me­lanie (Shaun); grand­chil­dren, Sarah, Caleb, Jo­ce­lyn (Mike), Owen, Frankie, Molly, Miss Em and his lit­tle buddy, James (Jam), also great-grand­son, Jaxen. He is also sur­vived by sis­ters, Sharon (Mitch), Ann (Mike) and nieces and nephew, Stacy, Daniel and Amanda.

Our fa­ther will be waked from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, February 14 at the SW Chant & Son Fu­neral Home, 564 Alexan­dra St., Sydney.

Fu­neral ser­vice will be held on Wed­nes­day, February 15 at 11 a.m., in the Chants Fu­neral Home Chapel, with Rev. Shel­don Chant Of­fi­ci­at­ing.

Re­cep­tion to fol­low at West­side le­gion, Branch 126.

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

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