73, Whitney Pier

It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Clarence ‘Ed’ Edward Lacey on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, at the age of 73, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, palliative care unit, Sydney, after a long battle with cancer.

Born in Windsor, N.L., Ed was a son of the late Herbert and Ivy Lacey.

Ed enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force as a young man and served as a radar technician and air conditioning technician. He then was employed at Sydney Steel Corp. for 23 years before retiring in 1999.

He enjoyed his garden, walks in the woods and spending time in nature with his grandchildren.

Ed is survived by his wife of 50 years, Dolores ‘Toots’ (Maziarz) Lacey; daughters, Sandy, Sydney, Debbie (Bobby) Stanton, Monastery; and son, Wally (Miranda) Lacey, East Preston. He was the proud ‘Grampy’ to Katrina, Jared and Dennis Nicholson, Josee and Celine Hache, Aaron and Allie Crawley, Kyle, Nasci and Isaiah Lacey; and great-grandfather to LaMiah Crawley. Ed is also survived by his siblings, Marion, Shirley (George), Linda (Joe), Lois, Bert, Chesley, Wilson (Hazel), all in Newfoundland; and a sister, Christine (Dave), Calgary, Alta.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his infant son, Wayne; sisters, Irene and Joyce; and a brother, Ronald.

Visitation for the late Clarence ‘Ed’ Edward Lacey will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Saturday, Feb. 5 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of Ed’s life will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, All Faith Chapel on Sunday, Feb. 6 at 2 p.m. with reception to follow in the reception area. Interment will take place in the Alfred E. Smith Cemetery, Sydney Forks, at a later date.

Memorial donations in Ed’s memory may be made to palliative care unit or the VON.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of the Pier Community Funeral Home.

“A man of faith, he has gone to be with the Lord.”

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