April 23, 1944 – June 12, 2013, Sydney

It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our mother, Patricia ‘Trish’ Balmas, who passed away peacefully at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, after a short but courageous battle with cancer.

Born and raised in Whitney Pier, Trish was the daughter of the late Michael and Cecilia (MacDonald) Moore.

Trish is survived by her husband, Frank; sons, Darryl (Sandra), Bradley (Melanie) and Frankie (Christa); and grandchildren, Brett, Mitchell, Kenzie, Ryan, Rachael and Rebecca. She is also survived by sisters, Clara (Terrance McCarron), Carol (Lincoln MacPhee) and Colleen (Michael MacPherson); brothers, Terry (Mary), Brian (Catherine), and Keith; as well as sisters-in-law, Diane Moore and Rosie (Albert Oursen).

Besides her parents, Trish was predeceased by her brothers, Kenny and Gregory and sister Michelle.

Trish’s greatest asset was her family who she truly adored and in return she was loved and admired by all. Trish lived a life of giving and caring for others and there was no limit to her kindness. She will be greatly missed by all of her nieces and nephews for her motherly guidance and support that will carry on throughout their lives.

Also left to mourn Trish’s passing is Albert and Derrick Dupe and the staff of Master Meats where she worked for 32 years, people whom she considered her second family.

Visitation for the late Patricia ‘Trish’ Balmas will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Friday, June 14, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday, June 15, 2013, 11 a.m. in Holy Redeemer Church with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Following the mass a reception will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Trish can be made to the Cape Breton Cancer Care Patient Fund.

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

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                        Online Condolences

So sorry for your loss, Trish was a wonderful woman, forever in our hearts
From:  Debbie and Edgar Morrison

Cclara, Carol, Colleen, Terry Brian, Keith and Families. Deepest sympathy on the loss of Trish. She was part of a great family with lots of good memories. God Bless you at this time.
From:  Faye & Family

We are very saddened to hear of Trish’s passing. Such a kind, loving person, we will remember all the good times we had with her and the laughter. To Darryl, Brad and Frankie and families, our love and prayers are with you. God Bless
From:  Faye Langley Family

Brad, Melanie and Mitchell and family: So sorry to read about your mother’s passing, Brad! Just a note to let you know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
From:  Matt and Kay Batherson & Family

Dear Keith ,Carol,the Moore and Balmas family; I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your sister & mother Trish.Although it is seems very difficult right now to see beyond the sorrow ,may looking back on your wonderful memories of Trish comfort you in your days ahead .
With my deepest sympathy, Elaine House

Hi Brad, Melanie, Mitchell, Brett, Kenzie and all extended family. My sincere thoughts are with all of you at this time.
With deepest and sincere sympathy, Marg,Daniel, Duncan and Devon MacDougall

Our condolences to both the Balmas and Moore families. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in your time of sorrow.
From:  John & Toni MacNeil

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time.
From:  Brooklyn District School Staff

Brad so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
From:  George Sweeney

To Brian & Cathy: Please accept our sincere condolences in the loss of your Sister. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
From:  Donna & Kenny Muise

My deepest sympathy on the unexpected loss of my dear friend, "Trish". I will always treasure the memories of many years ago in the pier when I visited Trishs’ Aunt Etta,(our neihbour), and Trish, myself and a bunch of other friends shared good times. Special condolences to "bomber", Rose, and Abby.
From:  Sharon (Green) and Zane Lee