O’FLA­HERTY, Pa­trick John

Cape Breton Post - - Obituaries -

River Ryan

It is with heart­felt sad­ness we an­nounce the pass­ing of our beloved hus­band, father, grand­fa­ther and brother, Pa­trick John O’Fla­herty, 83, on Au­gust 3, 2017 at the Cape Bre­ton Re­gional Hos­pi­tal, Syd­ney, after a brief ill­ness.

Born in Lin­gan, he was the son of the late Pa­trick and El­iz­a­beth (Mur­phy) O’Fla­herty.

Dur­ing his life­time he worked as a miner in #16 and #18 col­lieries and as a welder for Nova Sco­tia Power and the Heavy Wa­ter Plant. Pa­trick also ran a suc­cess­ful busi­ness (ESSO Garage) in River Ryan and was well re­spected by his cus­tomers.

He leaves to mourn his lov­ing wife of 60 years, Eileen (MacNeil) O’Fla­herty; daugh­ters, Jean (John) Jobes, New Water­ford, Brenda O’Fla­herty, Marion Bridge; son, David O’Fla­herty at home and spe­cial grand­son, Michael Jobes, New Water­ford.

He is also sur­vived by five sis­ters, Mary Gwynne-Har­ri­son, Eng­land, Terry (Don) MacNeil, Ber­nadette (Arnold) Joyner, Joan (Benny) Stephenson and Yvonne Belle all of On­tario and one brother, Wil­liam (Jacque­line) O’Fla­herty, River Ryan; sis­ter in-laws, Dolena (Jimmy) MacKin­non, Sadie Leudy, Josephine “Finn” MacNeil all of New Water­ford and Louise MacNeil of Syd­ney; brother in­laws, John (Jean) MacNeil and Sonny (Joanne) Boudreau both of On­tario.

Be­side his par­ents he was pre­de­ceased by four sis­ters, Kath­leen Hall, Anne Borzush, Eileen Moore, Gwen O’Fla­herty; father and mother in-law, Hec­tor and Mary Ann MacNeil; brother in-laws, Arnie Leudy, Charles Moore, Fran­cis MacNeil of New Water­ford, Michael “Mickey” MacNeil of Syd­ney, Charles Gwynne-Har­ri­son of Eng­land and sis­ter in-law, Agnes Boudreau of On­tario.

Vis­i­ta­tion will be held Tues­day, Au­gust 8, 2017, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., in V.J.McGil­livray Fu­neral Home, 380 Smith St., New Water­ford.

The fu­neral mass of­fi­ci­ated by Fr. Ray Hunt­ley will be cel­e­brated 10 a.m. Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 9, in St. Leonard’s Church, Mt. Carmel Ave., New Water­ford.

In­ter­ment will be in For­est Haven Memo­rial Gar­dens, Syd­ney Hwy.

Fol­low­ing the in­ter­ment, all are wel­comed to join the fam­ily at a re­cep­tion in the church hall on Con­vent Street, New Water­ford.

Memo­rial do­na­tions in Pa­trick’s me­mory may be made to a char­ity of one’s choice.

On­line con­do­lences to the fam­ily may be ex­pressed at www.vjm­cgillivray.ca.

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