It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Aunt, Sister and Friend, Jean Dorothy (Hefford) Hiscock on February 26, 2017 at Harbourstone Enhanced Care. Formerly of Railway Street in Whitney Pier, Jean resided at the Harbourstone Enhanced Care Facility for the past nine months. Mom was 85 years young.

Jean was born in Sydney, Cape Breton on June 15, 1931 to the late Eldred Hefford and Maggie (Ritchie) Hefford.

Jean was a dedicated member of the Salvation Army Community Church and was very involved with the Home League, League of Mercy, Fundraising activities and loved to volunteer for anything that involved the Church.

Jean was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 128, Whitney Pier and served on the Ladies Auxiliary for many years. She was very proud to be a member of the Legion Singers. Jean was a walker, a bowler, a dart player and a line dancer. She loved to camp out and Swim on the Mira. She loved making ceramics and a lot of people have the benefit of owning one or more of her pieces. She also enjoyed playing Scat and usually hosted a friendly Friday night game on a regular basis. Jean was a very sociable woman and made many friends everywhere she went.

Jean is survived by her six children, Joan Hiscock Paul , Membertou, Jim Hiscock (Maryann Zauhar-Hiscock) and his children, Frazer Andrews (Cheryl) and their son, Angus, Athabasca AB, Sebastien Hiscock (Megahan), Calgary AB, and Emilie, Okotoks, AB, Wayne (Glenda Boyd- Hiscock) and their children, Wayne Jr., and his daughter, Piper and Lacey Hiscock, all of Balls Creek, Ron Hiscock (Kim), Sydney and his son, Cory, Todd Hiscock (Kerrianne MacKenzie-Hiscock and their daughter, Elizabeth, Sydney, and Brenda Lee Hiscock-MacMullin (John) and her daughter, Keshya (Corey), Calgary AB., and son, Patrick and his children, Noah, NB and Sierra, CFB- Greenwood, Greenwood. Jean is also survived by her sister, Florence Keel-Burton, Harbourstone Enhanced Care Facility (formerly of Whitney Pier) and her brother, Selby ‘Hef’ Hefford, Toronto, Ont.; cousin, Elsie (Dave Wilkie), New Waterford; as well as a large number of nieces, nephews and large circle of friends. She touched the lives of many people and will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.

Jean became a young widow at the age of 44 with the passing of her husband, James ‘Jim’ Hiscock from Trinity Bay, Newfoundland.  Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sisters, Gladys Grant, (late Albert ‘Curly’), Lee Lawson, (late Jack Lawson), Anne Dunphy, (late Jim Dunphy), Joyce Rykunyk (late Kazimer Rykunyk) and brothers, Eldred, George, John, Gordon Hefford and Jimmy Ritchie; son-in-law, Dr. Lawrence F. Paul, Membertou (2010) and grandson, Malcolm Hamish MacKenzie Hiscock (2014).  She was also predeceased by her very best friend, Millie Joseph, who was like a second mother to us; dear friend, Carrie Thorne and special aunt, Sadie Purdy.

Visitation for the late Jean Hiscock will be held on Wednesday, Mar. 1, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street), Whitney Pier.
Funeral service to celebrate the life of Jean will take place on Thursday, Mar. 2, 2017 at 11 a.m. in The Salvation Army Sydney Community Church, Inglis St., Sydney, with Captain Corey Vincent officiating. Following the service a reception will be held in the church hall. Interment will take place in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney, at a later date.

Memorials in memory of Jean may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Cape Breton or The Salvation Army Community Church.

We would like to offer sincere thanks to the staff of Wentworth Court at Harbourstone Enhanced Care for their kindness and compassion given to our mother and our family, especially Kelly & Cory. As well as many thanks to Mr. Bill Laurie and his staff of the Pier Community Funeral Home.

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

Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at

Rest in Peace Mom. 
We love you very much. 
You will never be forgotten.

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                              Online Condolences

My sincere sympathy to Brenda, Todd and families on the loss of your Mom…I remember Jean's sweet smile from back in my Villanova School days…May she rest in peace…and you all find comfort in your fond memories of a wonderful mother…
From:  Peter & Judi Starzomski-McCarron

Your mother was a lovely sweet lady. Jean made me feel right at home when I visited the Pier last summer. I will miss her sense of humour. We had many a good laughs.
From:  Donna Lux

Deepest sympathy to the family on the passing of Jean. She was a fellow Lady's Auxiliary friend, and we shared many laughs over the years. She always had a joke for me. She was a great worker and gave a lot of her time to our legion. The world is a better place for her having been in it.
From:  Mary Phillips and Florence Fraser

Holding you all close in thought and prayers at this time of loss. We loved your Mom and will remember her with much fondness always.((((BIG HUGS)))) and much love.
From:  Carol and John Clifford

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. She was a great friend and neighbor to,us when we were growing up on Railroad Street. I can still see her smiling which she did a lot of. I can't be there in person but will be in spirit.
From:  George and Helen (Costigan) Bartlett

I genuinely regret your loss. I hope that in due time your family receives God?s peace that excels all thought, so that it will guard your hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus. God is called the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation. Rest assured that God cares for all his creatures and he would never bring us suffering. A soothing scripture I like is Psalm 34:18 which reads: "Jehovah is near to those that are broken at heart, and those who are crushed in spirit he saves." He promised that in the Paradise, we will have the prospect of enjoying life without end, free from all problems, accidents, and sickness. Even our dead loved ones like Jean will be resurrected. (Psalm 37:9, 29; John 5:28, 29) With all my sympathy for the loss of someone so dear.
From:  Claire Jospitre

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all – Your mom was a very special lady who loved life and everyone she knew – I was so blessed to be called her niece. Aunt Jean you are missed so much – the memories you left are so many.
From:  Margo Yoshiki

Dear Joan and Family: My deepest sympathy on the death of your dear Mom. I will pray for Peace on her life in eternity. May our Loving Creator bless you all with Courage, Strength and Peace in this your time of sorrow and loss.
From:  Audrey M. Brocklehurst

Dear Joan & Family: So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing but she is at peace now. She was a great lady with a wonderful smile. She will be missed.
Hugs, Maggie & Mike Wadden 

To Elsie Wilkie, Condolences to you and your family on the passing of your cousin Jean. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
From:  Mike Laffin

My thoughts and prayers to the entire family. May perpetual light shine on her and all the faithfully departed through Jesus Christ our Lord.
From:  Troy Paul 

Sending my deepest sympathy out to Jean's family , your mom was one of a kind and very beautiful person. Rest In Peace Jean.
From:  Colleen MacLean

To the Hiscock family: Please accept my sincere condolences. I have wonderful memories of Jean and the kids from Railroad Street. Jean looked after Chad when Lorraine was nursing and I was at university. Love to all from Wayne MacDonald
From:  Wayne MacDonald

Brenda, please accept our condolences, we're so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
From:  Ed & Annette Tweedie

Brenda and Family….so very sorry for the loss of your Mom. May she rest in peace.
From:  Wayne and Mary Fraser 

Very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you.
From:  Joel MacIntyre and Family

So sorry, to hear about your mothers passing, our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Aunt Jean was a happy, bubbling personality when we would visit Cape Breton over the years. Again our condolences to the family. 

From:  Gary & Lois Grant & Family

Dear Joan & Family, I so sad to hear of the passing of your Mother. It was a pleasure to have known her she was a wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers go out to the whole Hiscock family. May Jean R.I.P.
From:  Mary Borden Hurel

I was saddened by the news of Jean's passing. I was looking forward to seeing her this summer…she's safe in the arms of her Lord…may she rest in peace.
From:  Delores & Gil Malenfant