79, Whitney Pier

It is with great sadness that we, the family of Gerald Leonard Kehoe, announce his death, which occurred Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital after a lengthy illness.
A lifelong resident of Whitney Pier, Gerald was the son of the late William and Marcella (Kelly) Kehoe.

Gerald spent his early years sailing on Great Lakes Boats and travelled throughout Canadian and American waters. He was employed at Sydney Steel Plant in the Mobile Department until his retirement in 1989. Gerald was an associate member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 128 Whitney Pier.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Theresa (Farrell) and his six children, David (Jackie), Alberta/Sydney, Barbara-Kelly Drover (John), Sydney, Raymond, Sydney, Dan (Michelle), Greenwood, Kerry Langlois (Claude), Halifax, and Randy (Pam), Ontario. Brokenhearted grandchildren include Malinda Little, Amanda Collins, Jonathan Drover, Tyler and Jessica Kehoe, Noah and Stephanie Langlois, Logan and Caleigh Kehoe. Gerald was also the proud great-grandfather of four beautiful little boys. Gerald is also survived by his sister, Margaret (Talkie) Walsh; his youngest brother, Frank; numerous brothers/sisters in-law as well as many nieces and nephews.

Gerald was predeceased by his parents, infant son, Gerald Jr. and brothers, Raymond, Gregory (Buddy), Stanley, Michael and Lawrence, and his beloved dog, Teddy.

Visitation and funeral service to honour the late Gerald Leonard Kehoe will be held in the Pier Community Funeral Home, All Faith Chapel, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Friday, Sept. 30, 2011. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 1-2 p.m. with memorial service to follow at 2 p.m. with Fr. Patrick O’Neill officiating. Light refreshments will be shared following the service. Interment at the New Calvary Cemetery will occur at a later date.

Special thanks to the staff of VON for their care, patience, and humour with Gerald during his illness. Sometimes your visits were the highlight of his days, and you held a special place in his heart.

Many thanks to Dr. Buhariwalla and staff of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital for your care and professionalism.

In lieu of flowers, a donation in Gerald’s memory can be made to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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

Online condolences to the family can be expressed through www.pierfuneralhome.com.

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