Edmund (Ebbie) Capstick
Capstick, Nova Scotia
We regret to announce the passing of Edmund Capstick, 90, on Dec. 17, 2017, at Buchanan Memorial Medical Centre in Neil’s Harbour, surrounded by family and friends. Born in Capstick on Dec. 27, 1926, he was the son of the late Annie Mae Capstick. He was a member of St. Margaret’s Parish in Bay St. Lawrence. Ebbie was a man that knew how to enjoy life. He was well known from Cape Breton to Calgary for his kind and forgiving nature. He had time for everyone: family, friends, and strangers. He loved fiddle music, trucks, sweets, and cold beer. He also enjoyed his time in the woods. He was happiest when he was busy, always puttering. On weekends, his treat was a trip to the Doryman, where you might see him even doing a step of his own. In his later years, he lived happily at Highland Manor where he much appreciated the care the staff showed him. He is survived by his son, Eddie Hawley, and grandchildren, Jesse and Bailey Hawley, as well as brothers, John Dan Jobes and William Vanechuk. Ebbie was also a loving member of the Williams family, loved and missed by Darrell, Jocelyn, Georgia and Meadow. He was predeceased by sisters, Evelyn (Williams), Mary Alice (Macdonald), Clara (Planetta), Lucy (Hoysa), Christina (Perry), and brothers, Freddie, Johnny, Thomas and Morris. A funeral Mass was held with Fr. Lazarus Guria officiating. The burial will take place at a later date. Words of comfort may be forwarded to his family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com. Hospital in Penn Field Ridge, NB, as a helper for X-ray and O.R. Joe was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 12 Sydney. Joe also worked 35 years at Sydney Steel in the rail mill.
Joe was a very devout Catholic who prayed the rosary nightly with a special devotion to “Our Blessed Mother”. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Sydney for over 60 years as well as a summer resident of Christmas Island and member of St. Barra Church. He was proud of his Celtic Heritage, was a Gaelic speaker and a member of the Gaelic Society of Cape Breton. Joe was an amazing gardener, who had a great passion for nature and played a large part spreading wild lupins throughout Cape Breton.
He is survived by his son, Joe (Jane), Sydney; daughters, Dale Marie (Malcolm) Redden, Iona and Joan (Brian) Macinnis, Halifax; grandchildren, Scott (Jaclyn), Jessie (Chris), Christopher (Marie), Joseph (Val), Jenna (Fred) and Rebecca; and Gregory (Courtney) and Ladonna (Rhyan); great-grandchildren, Haven and Adriana Macinnis, Owen and Kingston Stefura; Alice Redden and baby Redden, due in January; sisters-in-law, Jean Mackenzie, Sr. Margaret Ann Fraser CSM and Sheila Fraser, and many nieces, nephews and godchildren.
In 1950, Joe married Lillian Viola Fraser who predeceased him in 2012. He was predeceased by brothers, Fr. Neil, Archie, Michael B. and John, and sisters, Mary Ann, Elizabeth, Sr. Mildred CSM, Agnes and Marie.
A funeral Mass was celebrated Dec. 28 at Holy Redeemer Church, Whitney Pier, with Rev. Paul Murphy officiating. Interment in St. Barra Cemetery, Christmas Island.
Donations may be made to a charity of choice. Words of comfort may be sent to his family by visiting www.twcurry.com.