GWINN, John Richard Hamil­ton

Cape Breton Post - - In Memoriam -

John Richard Hamil­ton Gwinn passed away Mon­day, May 15, 2017 at the North­side Gen­eral Hospi­tal.

Born on Au­gust 12, 1944 in North Syd­ney, he was the son of the late Wilson J. and Sarah H. (Wilkie) Gwinn. He is sur­vived by his four sons, Ricky (Eastern pas­sage), Wilson (Ed­wina), Cox­heath, Paul (Amanda) Ding­wall and Matthew (Lind­say), Cal­gary, AB; his sis­ters, Bertha Gwinn (Cheti­camp) and Rae De Young (New Glas­gow); his grand­chil­dren, whom he was so very proud of, Daw­son and Kait­lyn Gwinn, Cox­heath, Hunter and Liam Gwinn, Ding­wall. He is also sur­vived by a spe­cial friend, Joyce MacPher­son.

Be­sides his par­ents he was pre­de­ceased by his sis­ters, Effie Ryan, Iris Wilkie, Mary Hay­den, Vida Irv­ing and his brother, Wilson Fred Gwinn.

Dad was a res­i­dent of the North­side Gen­eral Hospi­tal for the past year where he fought a bat­tle with de­men­tia, and sev­eral other health is­sues. He was a former Fish­er­man in Ding­wall, a truck driver in Aber­crom­bie NS and a store man­ager in Bay St. Lawrence, be­fore he was left dis­abled af­ter a bat­tle with cancer in 1986.

Since then he en­joyed his time at home drink­ing tea and hav­ing a smoke while play­ing crib and more re­cently he spent a lot of time driv­ing around see­ing the sites and chat­ting with friends around the “North­side”.

Dad served as a past pres­i­dent of the Royal Cana­dian Le­gion, Neil’s Har­bour and was a mem­ber of the boards for both the Vic­to­ria county and Cape Bre­ton District Health Au­thor­ity. He also served as a past coun­cilor for district 12. He was a proud and devote “lib­eral”. He loved his politics.

Vis­i­ta­tion for the late Richard Gwinn will be held 6-8 p.m. on Fri­day, May 19, 2017 and again from 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. on Satur­day, May 20, 2017 at the Aspy Bay United Church. Fu­neral Ser­vice will be at 3 p.m. on Satur­day with Rev. Anna Smith of­fi­ci­at­ing. Burial will fol­low in the parish ceme­tery. On­line con­do­lences may be made by vis­it­ing www.fill­more­and­whit­man.com.

Dad will be missed by us all and will con­tinue to be an in­spi­ra­tion

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