JA­COBS, Matthias ‘Matty’

Cape Breton Post - - OBITUARIES -

It is with great sad­ness that we, the fam­ily of Matty Ja­cobs, an­nounce his pass­ing at the Pal­lia­tive Care Unit of the Cape Breton Re­gional Hos­pi­tal on April 15, 2018. He was sur­rounded by his lov­ing wife, Theresa, and fam­ily at the time of his pass­ing. He was the son of the late Matthew and Lavinia Ja­cobs.

Matty loved to sing coun­try songs and Elvis Pres­ley, and of­ten could be found singing around the house and in the com­pany of oth­ers. He was a loud and proud Toronto Maple Leafs and New York Yan­kees fan, and could of­ten be found in front on the TV cheer­ing on his fa­vorite teams. He loved to hunt, was an avid bowler and an ac­com­plished fast­ball pitcher. He was of­ten found at the base­ball field in Whit­ney Pier, star­ring for the Pier Aces, Syd­ney Schooners, MacLean’s Brother Mets and the Alexan­dra St. White Sox. He was a very prayer­ful per­son, al­ways think­ing of oth­ers. He loved his fam­ily and es­pe­cially his three grand­sons, and went out of his way to spoil them with gifts and his love and af­fec­tion. He was a real jokester to those who knew him best. He was em­ployed for the ma­jor­ity of his ca­reer at the Isle Royal Mo­tel in Syd­ney and also worked for a brief pe­riod as a cross­ing guard.

He is sur­vived by his lov­ing wife of 41 years Theresa; son, Bradley (Cather­ine); grand­chil­dren, Thomas, Luke and Lo­gan Ja­cobs; broth­ers, Harry (Carol) and Ted (Sharon), and sis­ters, Win­nie La­rade, Marie Muise and Hilda Hil­lier (Melvin). He is sur­vived by many nieces and neph­ews, in­clud­ing his spe­cial nephew, Philip Martin (Ma­gen), who had a spe­cial place in his heart. Also sur­vived by sis­ters-in-law, Joan Martin and Rita MacDon­ald, and brother-in-law, Jimmy MacDon­ald. He is also sur­vived by many spe­cial friends, in­clud­ing Vic­tor Ma­zlin.

Be­sides his par­ents, Matty was pre­de­ceased by broth­ers, James, Gor­don, Frank, Ge­orge, Edgar and Joe, and sis­ters, Lor­raine, Myr­tle and Jacqueline.

Visi­ta­tion will be held at S.W. Chant and Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexan­dra St., Syd­ney on Tues­day, April 17 from 6 – 9 p.m., with the cel­e­bra­tion of life held on Wed­nes­day, April 18 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Rev. Shel­don Chant to of­fi­ci­ate. Re­cep­tion to fol­low. In­tern­ment at Res­ur­rec­tion Ceme­tery fol­low­ing the ser­vice.

Do­na­tions in lov­ing mem­ory of Matty can be made to the Cape Breton Re­gional Hos­pi­tal Foun­da­tion’s Pal­lia­tive Care Fund.

The fam­ily would also like to thank Dr. Chris Lawand, Dr. H. Shaa­ban, Dr. Anne Fran­cis D’Intino and the staff of the Pal­lia­tive Care Unit at the Cape Breton Re­gional Hos­pi­tal.

Mes­sages and me­mo­ri­als may be made by vis­it­ing www. chant­fu­ner­al­home.ca.

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