Whitney Pier
It is with heavy hearts that we the family announce the passing of Dolores ‘Toots’ Catherine Lacey, age 76, on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Palliative Care unit, Sydney.

Born in Sydney, Toots was a daughter of the late Walter and Sophie Maziarz.

Besides her parents, Toots was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Clarence Edward Lacey, sister, Viola King and a son, Wayne, in infancy.

Toots will be forever missed by her children, Sandy, Sydney, Debbie (Bobby Stanton), East Tracadie and Wally (Mirranda), East Preston; grandchildren, her pride and joy, Katrina, Jared, Aaron, Dennis, Kyle, Josee, Celine, Allie, Nasci, Isaiah and two great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Sandra (John) Doyle, Lower Sackville and her beloved nieces and nephews.

Employed by Sydney Family Practice prior to her retirement, Toots led a full and busy life until her illness. A dedicated member of the Trinity United Church congregation until its closure, she found a new home at the United Heritage Church. Toots will be missed by her many friends there, as well as her scrapbooking buddies, her swimming friends and the ladies of the High Fiber Lunch of the library, to name just a few of the many people who called her a friend.

Visitation for the late Dolores ‘Toots’ Catherine Lacey will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Thursday, August 18, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  A memorial service to celebrate the life of Toots will be held at United Heritage Church, Sydney on Friday, August 19 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Rosemary Godin officiating. Following the service a reception will be held in the church hall. Interment will take place in the Alfred E. Smith Cemetery, Sydney Forks.

Memorial donations in memory of Toots may be made to the Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton or the Cancer Patient Care Fund, Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation.

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

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Sandy & Family Thinking of you & wishing you comfort at this sad time.
From:  Janice MacInnis & Margaret Isenor

Sandy Debbie and Wally; we are so sad to hear of your Mom's passing. Dave and I always loved her laughter and good homour. She will be sorely missed.
From:  Christine and Dave 

It is with heavy hearts that we heard of Toots passing. Although our lives' paths kept us far apart, we will always cherish the moments we enjoyed in each other's company. Our most sincere condolences to the Lacey family on this sad occasion. Our prayers are with you. Joe, Madeleine, Stefan and Claudia Dobranski

Sandy, Debbie and Wally; Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your Families. I will always remember the beautiful Vegetable Garden and Flowers that your parents had. They would always say hello and give a warm friendly smile. May God give you the comfort and peace knowing that your parents are in a beautiful garden together again.
From:  Mona Yakimchuck and Family

I am sadden to hear of the passing of my cousin Toots. We spent our younger years together when I lived in Sydney. I have many fond memories of her. She will be greatly missed. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
From:  Kay (Kasia) Bierko

Sandy,Debbie,Wally & Family, We were sad to hear of your Mom's passing. She was a lovely lady & will be missed. Our sincere condolences, The Vuletich Family
From:  Mary Ann Vuletich

To the Family of Toots: I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Toots. I met Toots only in the last few years when our churches joined together and we were in the choir together and from the start, I felt Toots was a good friend. I will miss her very much. From:  Marilyn King

Deepest Condolences to your family during this trying time. You are forever in our hearts and prayers Craig, Cheryl, Rochelle, Katalin and Leah Pierre 

Sympathy to Debbie and Bobby Stanton. All the blessings to you.
From:  Eileen Power

So sorry to hear this news Debbie….my mom always talked fondly of your mom…the pier days…big hugs…thoughts and prayers…
From:  Rose Dugandzic

Debbie, Sandy & Wally, so very sorry to read of your Mom's passing. Toots was a sweet, kind lady who love her family. When we would meet, she always had a story to tell me about me of you. I hope your family, friends & your memories of your Mom, give you comfort over the days & weeks ahead. Love & prayers to all, Michelle (DeCoste) Fillmore