65, Whitney Pier

It is with broken hearts, we announce the peaceful passing of Jerry Petrie on Jan. 29, 2013, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by his loved ones.

Jerry was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and brother.

Born in Sydney, Jerry was the son of the late John and Edith (Antinello) Petrie.

Jerry lived in the Pier most of his life. He was a parishioner of Holy Redeemer parish. After graduating from Eastern Tech in 1971, Jerry started his career at Sydney Steel in the electrical department. Upon retirement, he held a position as general foreman of maintenance in the heavy mills department. Jerry will be remembered by his family and friends as a kind and loving man.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Arlene (Corbett); daughters, Paula Oliver (Kevin) and Shauna Petrie; grandchildren, Keir and Lucy Oliver and brothers, Tony Petrie and John Petrie (Velda).

Funeral mass to celebrate the life of Jerry Petrie will be held Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Church, Whitney Pier, with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Following the mass, light refreshments will be served at the Pier Community Funeral Home in the reception area. A private family burial will take place at a later date.

Donations in memory of Jerry may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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

“Thank you for the beautiful life you worked so hard for us to have. Love Arlene and the Girls.”

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                        Online Condolences

So sorry Arlene to hear about Jerry’s passing. We had a few good times and laughs over the years. My deepest sympathy goes out to you at this time. xo From:  Anita Webb

Shauna, We would like to express our most sincere sympathy on the passing of your dear father. Please express our condolences to your mother and sister. We never met your dad but we know by the way you spoke of him he was a wonderful man. He is safe in the arms of God.
From:  Bill & Bernadette Moyse

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. God Bless
From:  Bernie &Regina Mason

So sorry for your great loss,Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.God Bless.
From:  Harold and Carmella MacLellan

Words can not ease the pain you are feeling.  Please know that you are in our prayers.  Jerry was an amazing man who will not only be missed by his family but all who knew him.  Our prayers are with you at this most difficult time and be assured that Jerry will live on in all of us.  May God Bless and keep you and yours.
From:  Byron and Elizabeth Aucoin

Jerry and I were boyhood friends on Grand Lake Road. My prayerful condolence and sympathy to his family.
From:  Rev. Msgr. Edward House

So sad to hear of Jerry’s passing. I have great memories of when we were children and my family would visit Johnny, Eda and the family on Grand Lake Road. My condolences to his family and my regrets that distance and circumstance prevented us getting together these many years that I’ve been away from Sydney. God bless.
From:  Michael McInnis (cousin in Massachusetts) & wife, Maureen.