SIVES, Emanuel ‘Bucky’

Cape Breton Post - - IN MEMORIAM -

It is with heart­felt sad­ness that we, the fam­ily, an­nounce the peace­ful pass­ing of Emanuel ‘Bucky’ Sives, on Wed­nes­day, Fe­bru­ary 22, 2017, at the age of 93.

Born to Emanuel and Jenny Sives on May 16, 1923, in In­ver­ness, Bucky was a lov­ing hus­band, fa­ther, grand­fa­ther, great-grand­fa­ther, great-great­grand­fa­ther, brother, un­cle and friend.

Bucky’s great­est joy and the cen­ter of his world was his wife of 71 years, Irene ‘Rene’. In Bucky’s eyes, the sun rose and set with his wife. She was ev­ery­thing to him and their true love and de­vo­tion to each other serves as an in­spi­ra­tion to all who knew them. He was a de­voted fam­ily man who en­joyed weekly Sun­day din­ners at his home with an ever-grow­ing fam­ily.

Bucky was well-known in Syd­ney for rac­ing stock cars in the early 1960’s and served as a fire­fighter with the Syd­ney River Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment for 30 years. A life­long PC Party mem­ber, Bucky was in­volved at both the Fed­eral and Pro­vin­cial lev­els, host­ing many po­lit­i­cal events over the years. He was a de­voted hockey fan, rarely miss­ing a Cape Breton Scream­ing Ea­gles game. To­gether, Bucky and Rene en­joyed many years of trav­el­ing ad­ven­tures in their mo­torhome. They spent win­ters in Florida and sum­mers at ‘the bun­ga­low’ in North­side East Bay.

He spent his life work­ing hard, first at Mal­colm S. MacDon­ald and then with S&M Truck­ing, a com­pany he was in­stru­men­tal in start­ing in 1967.

Bucky was pre­de­ceased by his daugh­ter, Brenda Irene (Sives) Buck in 2014; his sis­ter, Amelia MacLeod; step-sis­ter, Josephine and step-brother, Louis Fiore.

Bucky is sur­vived by his de­voted wife, Rene Sives; his son, Don­nie (Colleen) Sives; and step-brother, Joe Fiore. Our lov­ing Papa will be greatly missed by grand­daugh­ters, An­dree (Wade) Quin­ton, Jodi (Shawn) Skin­ner, Ja­nine (Peter) Sives-MacDon­ald; grand­sons, Dar­ren (Al­li­son) Sives and Troy (Deb­bie) Quin­ton; great-grand­chil­dren, Alyssa (Chris) Butts, Kristo­pher Clark, Cather­ine Shaw, Alexan­der, El­iz­a­beth and Jil­lian Skin­ner, Abi­gail Reeves, Sadie Sives and Matthew Quin­ton; great-great-grand­chil­dren, Ry­der and Elexis Butts. Bucky will also be dearly missed by brother and sis­ter-in-law, Don­nie and Mickey Hines and fam­ily, with whom he shared a spe­cial close­ness over the years. He will be fondly re­mem­bered by his many nieces, neph­ews, cousins, ex­tended fam­ily and close friends.

Vis­i­ta­tion will take place at Syd­ney Me­mo­rial Chapel, Wel­ton Street, Syd­ney, on Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 24, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral ser­vice will be held at Church of Christ the King, Ge­orge Street, Syd­ney, on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 25, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Reg MacDon­ald of­fi­ci­at­ing.

A spe­cial thank you to Shel­ley Jeremias, Julie MacGil­li­vary and Brenda Mor­ri­son for their sup­port and care.

Me­mo­rial dona­tions may be made to Hos­pice Pal­lia­tive Care So­ci­ety of Cape Breton.

Words of com­fort can be sent to the fam­ily at www. syd­neymemo­ri­alchapel.ca or email syd­neymemo­ri­alchapel@ ns.sym­pa­tico.ca.

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