MCNA­MARA, Kevin Cor­nelius

Cape Breton Post - - In Memoriam -

It is with great sad­ness that we an­nounce the pass­ing of Kevin C. McNa­mara, a lov­ing hus­band and fa­ther on Mon­day, May 1, 2017.

Kevin was born in Glace Bay on Fe­bru­ary 12, 1946. He was the son of Thomp­son and Mary (Gib­son) McNa­mara.

Kevin at­tended St. Michael’s High School and was very ac­tive in the scout­ing move­ment, where he at­tained the Queen Scout des­ig­na­tion.

Kevin went to work in his early years at Phalen’s Bak­ery in Glace Bay, where he met many peo­ple, which in­spired him to the ca­reer path he chose. He worked on the S&L Rail­way for a num­ber of years and his ca­reer path took him to Sydney Steel. Kevin found his pas­sion re­turn­ing to school and up­grad­ing his ed­u­ca­tion, ob­tain­ing a Bach­e­lor of Busi­ness Ad­min­is­tra­tion from Saint Francis Xavier Univer­sity via the Dis­tance Pro­gram in 1981. He con­tin­ued his stud­ies and ob­tained a Bach­e­lor of So­cial Work from Dal­housie Univer­sity in 1985. Kevin worked in Ad­dic­tion Ser­vices for over 30 years, where he touch many lives, re­tir­ing in 2003. Kevin was a very ac­tive mem­ber of NSGEU and the Cape Bre­ton District Labour Coun­cil, where he was a great ad­vo­cate for worker’s rights. Kevin was ac­tively in­volved in the lo­cal Mili­tia Med­i­cal Com­pany, where he achieved the rank of 2nd Lieu­tenant in 1990. He was also in­volved in the United Way and Big Brothers/Big Sis­ters, as well as the Sydney Pen­sion­ers Club.

Kevin is sur­vived by his wife, Diane (Craw­ford) McNa­mara; their four daugh­ters, Christina ‘Tina’ (Danny) Roney, Hal­i­fax, Dana McNa­mara-Morse, Kingston, NS, Karen (Pat) MacDougall, Sydney River and Mau­reen, West­mount; grand­chil­dren, Ai­den, Keighan, Rhy­lan, Dawn, Breigha, Kevin, Michaela and Merrick; three great-grand­chil­dren, Cam­den, Rae­lyn and Jayse. He is also sur­vived by his brothers, Leo, Char­lie and his twin brother, Kieran, as well as his sis­ter, Colleen Mac­Don­ald.

Be­sides his par­ents, Kevin was pre­de­ceased by his son-in-law, David Morse.

Spe­cial thanks to Dr. William Har­less, who in­spired him on ev­ery visit, the pal­lia­tive care team and the VON.

Vis­i­ta­tion will take place at Sydney Memo­rial Chapel on Thurs­day, May 4 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Fu­neral Mass will be held at St. Theresa’s Church on Fri­day 11 a.m., with Rev. Den­nis Lamey of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flow­ers, me­mo­ri­als may be made to the Cana­dian Can­cer So­ci­ety or the Heart and Stroke Foun­da­tion of Nova Sco­tia.

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

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