MERCER, John Shel­don

Cape Breton Post - - IN MEMORIAM -

It is with deep sad­ness that we, the fam­ily of John Shel­don Mercer, an­nounce his sud­den pass­ing at home.

Born in Glace Bay in 1950 Johnny was the son of the late Bob and Frances (Ride­out) Mercer. Johnny was a grad­u­ate of Mor­ri­son Glace Bay High School and Univer­sity of

New Brunswick’s Mar­itime For­est Ranger School in 1978. He was em­ployed by

the Nova Sco­tia Depart­ment of Nat­u­ral Re­sources re­tir­ing in 2015.

A true out­doors­man he loved gar­den­ing, hik­ing and snow­shoe­ing on his

prop­erty. An avid sports fan many hours were spent cheer­ing on his Green Bay Pack­ers and Detroit Red Wings.

Johnny is sur­vived by his brother, Kenny Mercer; sis­ters, Roberta (Steve) Mel­nick and Gail (late Mau­rice) Gouthro. Also sur­viv­ing are nieces, Amy (Rob) Ma­honey and their chil­dren, Fiona and Jack, An­nette (Jody) DeCoste and their chil­dren, Mag­gie and Dustin, Adele Gouthro (Joel MacDon­ald) and their chil­dren, Nathan and Bray­den; neph­ews, Stephen and Ben Mel­nick and Chris Wood­ford and aunt, Mora Pat­ter­son, who he had a spe­cial bond with.

We will miss his many sto­ries at fam­ily gath­er­ings, his com­pas­sion and thought­ful­ness.

As per Johnny’s wishes cre­ma­tion will take place with no vis­i­ta­tion or funeral. A fam­ily ser­vice will take place at a later date.

Me­mo­rial dona­tions may be made to the Cape Breton Search and Res­cue, Two

Rivers Wildlife Park, Heart & Stroke Fund or char­ity of choice.

On­line con­do­lences may be sent to our web­page at www. chant­fu­ner­al­

Funeral ar­range­ments are un­der the di­rec­tion of…

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