HISCOCK, Jean Dorothy
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Aunt, Sister and Friend, Jean Dorothy (Hefford) Hiscock on February 25, 2017 at Harbourstone Enhanced Care. Formerly of Railway Street in Whitney Pier, Jean resided at the Harbourstone Enhanced Care Facility for the past nine months. Mom was 85 years young.
Jean was born in Sydney, Cape Breton on June 15, 1931 to the late Eldred Hefford and Maggie (Ritchie) Hefford.
Jean was a dedicated member of the Salvation Army Community Church and was very involved with the Home League, League of Mercy, Fundraising activities and loved to volunteer for anything that involved the Church.
Jean was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 128, Whitney Pier and served on the Ladies Auxiliary for many years. She was very proud to be a member of the Legion Singers. Jean was a walker, a bowler, a dart player and a line dancer. She loved to camp out and Swim on the Mira. She loved making ceramics and a lot of people have the benefit of owning one or more of her pieces. She also enjoyed playing Scat and usually hosted a friendly Friday night game on a regular basis. Jean was a very sociable woman and made many friends everywhere she went.
Jean is survived by her six children, Joan Hiscock Paul , Membertou, Jim Hiscock (Maryann Zauhar-Hiscock) and his children, Frazer Andrews (Cheryl) and their son, Angus, Athabasca AB, Sebastien Hiscock (Megahan), Calgary AB, and Emilie, Okotoks, AB, Wayne (Glenda Boyd- Hiscock) and their children, Wayne Jr., and his daughter, Piper and Lacey Hiscock, all of Balls Creek, Ron Hiscock (Kim), Sydney and his son, Cory, Todd Hiscock (Kerrianne MacKenzie-Hiscock and their daughter, Elizabeth, Sydney, and Brenda Lee Hiscock-MacMullin (John) and her daughter, Keshya (Corey), Calgary AB., and son, Patrick and his children, Noah, NB and Sierra, CFBGreenwood, Greenwood. Jean is also survived by her sister, Florence Keel-Burton, Harbourstone Enhanced Care Facility (formerly of Whitney Pier) and her brother, Selby ‘Hef’ Hefford, Toronto, Ont.; cousin, Elsie (Dave Wilkie), New Waterford; as well as a large number of nieces, nephews and large circle of friends. She touched the lives of many people and will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.
Jean became a young widow at the age of 44 with the passing of her husband, James ‘Jim’ Hiscock from Trinity Bay, Newfoundland. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sisters, Gladys Grant, (late Albert ‘Curly’), Lee Lawson, (late Jack Lawson), Anne Dunphy, (late Jim Dunphy), Joyce Rykunyk (late Kazimer Rykunyk) and brothers, Eldred, George, John, Gordon Hefford and Jimmy Ritchie; son-in-law, Dr. Lawrence F. Paul, Membertou (2010) and grandson, Malcolm Hamish MacKenzie Hiscock (2014). She was also predeceased by her very best friend, Millie Joseph, who was like a second mother to us; dear friend, Carrie Thorne and special aunt, Sadie Purdy.
Visitation for the late Jean Hiscock will be held on Wednesday, Mar. 1, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street), Whitney Pier.
Funeral service to celebrate the life of Jean will take place on Thursday, Mar. 2, 2017 at 11 a.m. in The Salvation Army Sydney Community Church, Inglis St., Sydney, with Captain Corey Vincent officiating. Following the service a reception will be held in the church hall. Interment will take place in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney, at a later date.
Memorials in memory of Jean may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Cape Breton or The Salvation Army Community Church.
We would like to offer sincere thanks to the staff of Wentworth Court at Harbourstone Enhanced Care for their kindness and compassion given to our mother and our family, especially Kelly & Cory. As well as many thanks to Mr. Bill Laurie and his staff of the Pier Community Funeral Home.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at www. pierfuneralhome.com.
Rest in Peace Mom.
We love you very much. You will never be forgotten.