FOR­REST, John Joseph

North Syd­ney

Cape Breton Post - - In Memoriam / Games -

It is with great sad­ness that we, the fam­ily, an­nounce the sud­den pass­ing of our beloved hus­band, father and grand­fa­ther, John Joseph For­rest, age 81, on Sun­day April 30, 2017 at the North­side Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal, North Syd­ney.

John was born in Syd­ney Mines, De­cem­ber 6, 1935, he was the son of the late Alexan­der and Theresa (LeBlanc) For­rest. He was the last sur­viv­ing mem­ber of his im­me­di­ate fam­ily. John was em­ployed as a steve­dore with Marine At­lantic un­til his re­tire­ment. He was a mem­ber of St. Joseph Church, North Syd­ney. John en­joyed spend­ing time with his fam­ily, work­ing on his old Ford trucks and tak­ing his dog ‘Beauty’ for walks.

John is sur­vived by his wife, Lil­lian (LeBlanc) For­rest; his daugh­ter, Agnes (Jim) Mus­grave; his sons, Cyril For­rest (Deb­bie Trem­blett) and John (Mau­reen) For­rest; his three grand­chil­dren, Cory For­rest, Ryan and Ash­ley Mus­grave, and twelve great grand­chil­dren.

Be­sides his par­ents, John was pre­de­ceased by his broth­ers, Rus­sell, Ray­mond, Jerome, Alec and Steve; his sis­ters, Rita, Theresa Mary, Leona, Florence, Viola and Ella May.

A Funeral Mass will be cel­e­brated 10 a.m. Wed­nes­day at St. Joseph Church, North Syd­ney with Rev. Patrick O’Neill of­fi­ci­at­ing. A burial will take place at St. Joseph Ceme­tery, Syd­ney Mines.

Me­mo­rial do­na­tions may be sent to the Cana­dian Can­cer So­ci­ety.

Funeral ar­range­ments have been en­trusted to W.J. Doo­ley Funeral Home, 107 Pleas­ant Street, North Syd­ney.

On­line con­do­lences may be sent to the fam­ily at www.wj­doo­ley.com.

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