FAULKNER, Wil­liam (Bill)

Syd­ney Mines

Cape Breton Post - - Obituaries/Advice/Games -

We re­gret to an­nounce the sud­den pass­ing of Wil­liam (Bill) Faulkner, 66, on Satur­day, May 20, 2017 at the Cape Bre­ton Re­gional Hospi­tal.

Born in Syd­ney Mines on Novem­ber 4, 1950, he was the son of the late Harold and Del­phine (Tobin) Faulkner. Billy was a mem­ber of Holy Fam­ily Par­ish, Syd­ney Mines.

In his ear­lier years, Billy was em­ployed at Marine Atlantic as a steve­dore. He also drove the tow truck for Northside Auto Sal­vage, and in­stalled many satel­lite dishes all over Cape Bre­ton Is­land.

Some of the things Billy en­joyed to do were camp­ing and driv­ing his race car at the races in Syd­ney, but his favourite thing was work­ing on the cars with the boys.

Billy was a man with a big heart, and will be sadly missed by many peo­ple, but mostly his wife, So­nia Mel­nick; his daugh­ter, Norma Jean Faulkner; sons, Cyril and Ja­son Faulkner, and his life­long friend, Ge­orge LaFosse. He will also be missed dearly by the Spe­cial An­gel God sent him from heaven, his daugh­ter-in-law, Mar­garet Faulkner, who found no task too big or too small. Also left to mourn are his broth­ers, Ge­orge and Ralph (Dale) Faulkner; his sis­ter, Gail Faulkner; many grand­chil­dren and great­grand­chil­dren, and nieces and neph­ews.

Be­sides his par­ents, he was pre­de­ceased by his son, Wil­liam Faulkner (Lit­tle Billy), and his broth­ers, Kevin and Hughie Faulkner.

There will be no vis­i­ta­tion. Cre­ma­tion has taken place. A cel­e­bra­tion of his life will be held on Satur­day, May 27, 2017, at 10 a.m. in Holy Fam­ily Church, Syd­ney Mines, with Fr. James Oliver of­fi­ci­at­ing. Words of com­fort may be for­warded to his fam­ily at www.jmjobesfu­ner­al­home.com.

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