82, Whitney Pier

It is with great sorrow that we, the family, announce the passing of Robert Leo ‘Bob’ Piercey, on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, at the An Cala unit of Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, following a lengthy and valiant battle with cancer.

Born in Whitney Pier, he was the son of the late David and Margaret (Hayes) Piercey.

Bob was a quiet man who was very well read and possessed a keen sense of humour. After serving in the army in his younger years, he returned to Sydney and was employed at Sydney Steel Corp. until his retirement.

Bob never married and he made his home with his sister, Cecilia and her husband, John J. ‘Juppy’ MacNeil along with their children, Cheryl (Jim) MacDonald, Heather, Scott (Beth) and Glennis (Robert) Collins who loved him dearly and deeply mourn his passing.

He is survived by his sisters, Teresa (Harry) MacDonald and Margaret (John) Hickey as well as many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, Bob was predeceased by his brother, Frank and two sisters, Cecilia (John J.) MacNeil and Christina (Ross) Rudderham.

At Bob’s request, there will be no visitation and cremation has taken place. Memorial service for the late Robert Leo ‘Bob’ Piercey will be celebrated at the Pier Community Funeral Home, All Faith Chapel, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 25 with Fr. Errol MacDonald officiating. Reception will take place following the service in the reception area.
Interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks, at a later date.

Donations in Bob’s memory may be made to the An Cala unit of Cape Breton Regional Hospital or Palliative Care Society.

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

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