O’NEIL, Robert Jude

Bate­ston 72

Cape Breton Post - - Obituaries -

It is with heavy hearts that we an­nounce the sud­den pass­ing of our beloved hus­band, fa­ther and grand­fa­ther Robert Jude O’Neil. Born in Bate­ston he was the son of the late Kather­ine McDougall and Pa­trick O’Neil. Dad started his ca­reer as an elec­tri­cian first with his fa­ther at Pa­trick B. & Sons, then The Radar Base in Syd­ney where he spent most of his work­ing life. He fin­ished out his ca­reer at the Fortress of Louis­bourg.

In his younger years sports was a big part of his life es­pe­cially base­ball and hockey. Rip­per was a won­der­ful base­ball coach. He may have spent a few hours at the Bate­ston Ath­letic Club play­ing darts and tara­bish. Later in life he en­joyed watch­ing sports spend­ing much time in the rinks, ball fields and bas­ket­ball courts.

Dad held a spe­cial place in his heart for his chil­dren, grand­chil­dren and many nieces and neph­ews. His grand­kids were his pride and joy and would do any­thing for them. He made the best pan­cakes….just ask any of them.

Grate­ful that in his last years of his life all his chil­dren lived close so he was able to spend lots of time with them. He en­joyed spend­ing time watch­ing the many pro­jects they would be work­ing on and spend­ing time trout fish­ing with his sons. This is where he spent the last few hours of his life, for that we are grate­ful.

Sur­vived by his lov­ing wife of 47 years Mau­reen (MacIsaac); daugh­ter, Shel­ley Dean (Ally); sons, Dar­ren (Lynn), Brad and Dan (Sarah); his grand­chil­dren who were the pride and joy of his life, Jude, Bhreagh, Na­dia, Raina, Con­nor and Cal­lum. His sis­ters, Mary Lon­gard (Mike), Rita King (Glenn), Jean Flory (Ge­orge) and Bar­bara Hol­land as well as many spe­cial nieces and neph­ews who they all felt were his fa­vorite. Be­sides his par­ents dad was pre­de­ceased by his sis­ters, Frances Wil­cox, An­nette and brother Colin.

Fol­low­ing Dad’s wishes, cre­ma­tion has taken place. Vis­i­ta­tion will be Mon­day May 29th from 12-2 p.m. fol­lowed by a Cel­e­bra­tion of Life at 2 p.m. both at the SW Chant & Son Fu­neral Home, 564 Alexan­dra St. Syd­ney.

In lieu of flow­ers, do­na­tions can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foun­da­tion or the Cana­dian Di­a­betic As­so­ci­a­tion.

On­line con­do­lences may be sent to our web­page at www. chant­fu­ner­al­home.ca

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