71, Whitney Pier
It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of our beloved brother, uncle and friend, Michael Candelora on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Sydney, Michael was the son of the late Louis and Evelyn (Hennick) Candelora.
Michael had strong faith and was a member of Holy Redeemer Church. He was a hard dedicated worker and retired from Progressive Wholesale as night shift foreman. He loved his home, especially planting flowers and vegetables during the growing season.
Michael will be remembered by family and friends being very passionate in everything he did and for his generosity for those in need. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Michael is survived by his brothers, Louis Jr., Donald, Robert and Ernie; sisters, Patricia, Mary, Wanda, Joan and Mona (Scott Burt); as well as several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Besides his parents, Michael was predeceased by his sister, Maria and brother, Joseph, both at infancy.
Visitation for the late Michael Candelora will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Friday, March 6, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, Mar. 7, 2015, at 10 a.m. in Holy Redeemer Church, with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Following the mass, reception will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home. Interment will take place in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney, at a later date.
Donations in memory of Michael may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Diabetes Association.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
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