Cape Breton Post - - In Memoriam -

It is with great sad­ness that we, the fam­ily of Harold Yur­czyszyn, an­nounce his pass­ing on Mon­day, May 8, 2017 at the Cape Bre­ton Re­gional Hos­pi­tal Pal­lia­tive Care Unit, while sur­rounded by lov­ing fam­ily and friends, at the age of 72.

Harry was born in Whit­ney Pier to the late He­len (Ste­ton) and Wil­liam Yur­czyszyn on June 22, 1944.

Harry worked as a la­borer with On­tario Hy­dro be­fore mov­ing back home to Cape Bre­ton with his fam­ily in 1976.

Harry resided in French­vale where he could do what he loved best… farm­ing, gar­den­ing and fish­ing.

He was a de­voted hus­band, fa­ther, grand­fa­ther, brother and un­cle.

Harry is sur­vived by his wife of 52 years, who he adored and cher­ished, Phyl­lis (Par­sons) Yur­czyszyn, and his pre­cious chil­dren, Harry (Colleen Fitzger­ald) and Lisa (Jonathan) Prince, whom he chose to love dearly.

Harry idol­ized chil­dren and was blessed with seven grand­chil­dren, Jes­sica (his An­gel), Jonathan, Shaine, Abie (his Princess), Amanda, Heather and Kelsey, and by six great grand­chil­dren.

Also sur­viv­ing are his broth­ers, Frankie (Bev), Michael, Freddy and James; his sis­ters, Ardel, (Dave) MacPher­son, Bar­bara (Wayne) Jack­son, Phyl­lis (Lloyd) Ma­cLeod, Jean­nette and Brenda.

He leaves be­hind many nieces and neph­ews. He had a spe­cial bond with each one of them that was very ev­i­dent when they were to­gether or apart. His in­flu­ence in their lives helped cre­ate the fine adults they have be­come and be­lieve me when I say he was al­ways proud when­ever you sought his ad­vice.

Harry had sev­eral cousins who he re­mained close to through­out his life and will miss his pres­ence in their lives.

Harry was also dearly loved by his broth­ers and sis­ters-in­law, Carl Par­sons, Ce­cil Par­sons (Jean), Tim Par­sons (Liz), Vi­o­let (Late Thomas) Hay­cox, Va­lerie Brown (Jerry), Wayne Par­sons (Sandy), Donna (Late Greg) Podetz and Doug (Late Sharon) Par­sons.

Harry had many friends who were like ex­tended fam­ily. He will be dearly missed by his close friends, Gwen Cole and Roy An­der­son who were bless­ings in his life.

Harry ex­pe­ri­enced and over­came great ob­sta­cles his en­tire life. He al­ways showed strength and courage no mat­ter the sit­u­a­tion; how­ever, he leaves be­hind a legacy of love and kind­ness in all who knew him.

Vis­i­ta­tion for Harry will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thurs­day in the W.J. Doo­ley Fu­neral Home, 107 Pleas­ant St., North Syd­ney. A Fu­neral Mass will be held Fri­day at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Church North Syd­ney, with Rev. Patrick O’Neill of­fi­ci­at­ing. Burial will fol­low in Holy Cross Ceme­tery, North Syd­ney.

Me­mo­rial do­na­tions may be made to Pal­lia­tive Care or VON.

On­line con­do­lences may be sent to www.wj­doo­ley.com. Don’t cry for me,

I will be okay. Heaven is my home now, and this is where I’ll stay. Don’t cry for me,

I’m where I be­long.

I want you to be happy, and try to stay strong. Don’t cry for me,

It was just my time.

But I will see you some­day, on the other side. Don’t cry for me,

I am not alone.

The an­gels are with me, to wel­come me home. Don’t cry for me, for I have no fear.

All my pain is gone, and Je­sus took my tears. Don’t cry for me, this is not the end.

I’ll be wait­ing here for you, when we meet again.

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