MACRAE, Rod­er­ick MacKen­zie “Rory”

Cape Breton Post - - Obituaries -


Rory passed away Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 11, 2018, at home in Sydney af­ter a lengthy ill­ness.

He was born in Su­gar­loaf, Cape Bre­ton on March 19, 1927.

Rory left Su­gar­loaf at the age of 16 to sign on to a mer­chant ship in Hal­i­fax. He sailed on sev­eral of the Cana­dian “Park Ships”, as well as an Amer­i­can Lib­erty ship dur­ing his ser­vice in the Mer­chant Navy, in­clud­ing through­out World War II. He re­tired from the sailor’s life in 1946, re­turn­ing to Su­gar­loaf, where he worked for Na­tional Gyp­sum in Ding­wall, fol­low­ing which he moved to Mon­treal in 1949 and worked for Do­min­ion En­gi­neer­ing. In 1952, he re­turned to Cape Bre­ton, set­tled in Sydney and be­gan his ca­reer in the lo­cal au­to­mo­tive in­dus­try. Due to fail­ing eye­sight, he re­tired from Clark Tire in 1982. Rory was very ac­tive as a vol­un­teer dur­ing his re­tire­ment and sup­ported many causes which had been im­por­tant to him and his fam­ily over the years. He was a life mem­ber of the Royal Cana­dian Le­gion, Branch 138, Ashby, the Cape Bre­ton Naval Vet­er­ans, Sydney Li­ons Club, CNIB and CCB and he was a com­mon sight around Sydney ev­ery year on the Sal­va­tion Army Ket­tle cam­paign.

Rory is sur­vived by his sis­ter, Anne Ma­cLean; daugh­ters, Sheila and Sharon, Sydney and Diana De­veau (Daniel Chi­as­son), Cheti­camp; daugh­ter-in­law, Manon Avon, Mon­treal; sons, Ken (Martha), River Ryan, Rod­die (Carol), Queens­land Beach and Gor­don James (Raghav Baliga), Lon­don, Eng­land; grand­chil­dren, JoAnne Ro­bitaille, Mon­treal, Eric (Bar­bara), Hal­i­fax, El­iz­a­beth, Hal­i­fax, Alexan­dra (Andy Ma­cLean), Hal­i­fax, Si­mon and Stephen, Mon­treal, Alex, Bridge­wa­ter and Jes­sica and Ben­jamin De­veau, Cheti­camp; great­grand­chil­dren, Cather­ine and Ari­anne Gagne, Mon­treal and Wil­liam MacRae, Hal­i­fax.

He was pre­de­ceased by his par­ents, K.P and Bessie (MacLeod) MacRae; sis­ters, Mary,

Ida, Sarah and Edna; broth­ers, Jack, Gor­don, Wil­liam and Eric; his beloved wife of 48 years, Ann (Hickey) and his son, Bill.

As per his wishes, cre­ma­tion has taken place and there will be no vis­i­ta­tion. Fu­neral ser­vice will be held at United Her­itage Church on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 19th at 11 a.m., with Rev. Rose­mary Godin of­fi­ci­at­ing. Re­cep­tion to fol­low at the Ashby Le­gion. In­ter­ment will take place at Asby Bay United Church Ceme­tery on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 20, 2018 at 1 p.m.

For those who wish, memo­ri­als may be made to any of the or­ga­ni­za­tions Rory sup­ported.

Words of com­fort can be sent to the fam­ily at www. syd­neymemo­ri­ or email syd­neymemo­ri­alchapel@ ns.sym­pa­

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