ROMEO, John David
It is with great sadness and broken hearts that we announce the passing of our husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend, John David Romeo, 55, on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Sydney Mines on October 22, 1961, John was the son of Madonna (McIntyre) Romeo and the late Lewis James Romeo.
John will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 25 years, Belinda (Dunphy) Romeo, and his sons, Ryan (Jackie) and David. He also leaves behind his mother, Madonna; brother, Dale; sisters, Anne (John) Evans, Donna (Gary) Cox, Beverly (Rick) Beehler, and Debbie (Jim) Gwinn; also many nieces; nephews; cousins; father-in-law, Percy Dunphy (Mae O’Connor); and his great friend, Brian O’Toole.
Besides his father, Lewis, he was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, John and Hilda McIntyre, and paternal grandparents, Peter and Anne Romeo.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place.
The funeral mass will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at 10 a.m. in Holy Family Church, Sydney Mines, with John’s cousin, Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. A reception will take place in the parish hall, following the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s memory may be made to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Cancer Center, the Palliative Care Unit at the Regional Hospital, or a charity of your choice.
Our appreciation to the wonderful staff at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital for their care and compassion. Special thanks to Dr. Khadadad, Dr. Lori Wood, Dr. D’Intino, Eleanor Cooke, Kendra Dill, and the entire palliative care team. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to John’s family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com.