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Cape Breton Trip 11

Cape Breton Trip 11,
originally uploaded by boost ventilator.

Rowan’s great-grandfather (Beth’s grandfather) passed away peacefully on Wednesday (Beth’s birthday). He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

William H. Lewis
83, Sydney Mines

William Lewis passed away peacefully in the arms of his loving family on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007.
Born Feb. 5, 1924, in North Sydney, he was the son of the late Harry and Maude (Hinks) Lewis.
Bill was a veteran of the Second World War having served in Italy, Belgium and the Liberation of Holland.
Up until his retirement he was employed at the North Sydney Postal Terminal.

Bill was a member of St. Joseph Church, North Sydney, and an active member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 19, where he held numerous positions. For his involvement in his community he received awards such as Citizen of the Year and Volunteer of the Year. He was a member of the North Sydney Volunteer Fire Department, Canadian Navy League Sea Cadets, and an active member in the founding of the Sprigs of Heather Pipe Band, as well as a charter member of the Knights of Columbus of North Sydney. For over 35 years Bill was a caretaker of the Cape Breton County Exhibition.

He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Hildred (Young) Lewis; seven daughters, Linda (Lloyd) Melbourne, Wolfville, Theresa (Jim) Todd, Helen (Barry) Fraser, Cathy and Laurie (Glenn) Finney, all of Sydney Mines, Chrissy (Rob) Jack, Ottawa, Brenda (Mike) Watson, East Gore, N.S.; five sons, Bob (Beth), North Sydney, Jim (Jane), Mira, Dan (Mona), Coxheath, David (Doreen), Sydney Mines, Doug (Margaret), Lower Sackville; two daughters-in-law, Joannie Lewis, Ontario, and Carol Lewis, Margaree Forks; 22 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Hec, Dan and George; sisters, Joyce, Bernice, Hazel, Shirley, Floss and Sadie.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his two sons, William and Brian, brothers, Jim and Stan, sisters, Margaret and Mary.

He was both respectful and respected by friends, family and community. Bill has left behind a lifetime of wonderful memories to cherish.

Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Friday, Dec. 14, 2007, in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday, 10 a.m. from St. Joseph Church, North Sydney, with Rev. Jim Attwood officiating. Private family burial to follow.

Memorial donations can be made to a charity of choice.
Online condolences may be sent to info@wjdooley.com.

OBITUARIES | Cape Breton Post

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