SIDNEY, William ‘Bill’ Alexander
William A. Sidney, 86, of Sydney passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Hamilton, Ontario, he was the son of the late Leonard and Edna (Crocock) Sidney.
Bill was a noted local businessman, owner of Modern Aluminum, Sidney Jewellers and Venice Pizzeria.
He was very active in local affairs, especially sports. He was past president of CB Metros, the first president of the CB Screaming Eagles and part owner of the Glace Bay Cinderella Miners in the 1950’s. He was an avid golfer, director of Lingan Golf Club. Bill was inducted into the CB Sports Hall of Fame twice. He loved the Blue Jays and any other sport being televised.
Bill was past president of Sydney Kiwanis Club and a member of the Masonic Lodge. He was active behind the scene in civic politics. His expertise in all areas of life in CB will be missed.
Bill leaves behind his wife, Irma; daughter, Linda (Dan) Campbell, Halifax; sons, Bill (Carol Ann), Sydney, Darrell, Sydney, Robert (Krista), Halifax and Alan, at home; sister, Eleanor (Leo) Foss, Ont., and brother, Leonard (Myrt), Dominion; sister-in-law, Dorothy, NF; 13 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.
Bill was predeceased by a brother, Jack.
Visitation will be held Saturday August 12, 2017 from 1-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Sydney Memorial Chapel. Funeral service will take place Sunday at 2 p.m. at the United Heritage Church, with Rev. Rosemary Godin officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the Epilepsy Association of NS, or the Canadian Cancer Society.
Special thanks to Dr. Murdock Smith and the terrific staff of 4B at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
Words of comfort can be sent to the family at www. sydneymemorialchapel.ca or email sydneymemorialchapel@ ns.sympatico.ca.