It is with heavy hearts that we, the family of Terry McCarron announce his passing on Saturday, August 25, 2018, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.
Born on February 22, 1938, in Sydney, Terry was the son of the late John and Christina (Packer) McCarron. Terry is survived by his wife for 56 years, Clara (Moore); daughter, Brenda (Kevin) Newcombe, Falmouth; sons, Kelly (Deanna), Yarmouth, Kurt (Lynne), Coxheath, and grandchildren, Matthew, Alyse, Jordan, Breagh, Dillon, Brody, Andrew, Coby and Brianna. Terry is also survived by his sisters, Christina (late Bernie) Galloway, Sheila Tynski, Colleen (Jim) Tanner and sister-in-law, Jeanette McCarron.
Besides his parents, Terry was predeceased by his brothers, Jim (Laurie), Roddie, Frank and sisters, Catherine (Tony) Kolanko and Viola (Frank) Nemeth.
Terry was a retired electrician and member of IBEW Local 1852. He loved sports, especially hockey; playing & coaching and he was the biggest fan of his children and grandchildren. He loved his summer home in Big Pond and was an avid hunter. Terry will be remembered by his family and friends for his great story telling and his tremendous sense of humour.
Terry was fortunate to have a close extended family including his in-laws, Terry (Mary), Brian (Catherine), Kenny (Diane) and Keith Moore, Colleen (Mike) MacPherson, Carol (Lincoln) MacPhee, Trish (Frank) Balmas and many cousins, nieces and nephews from both sides of the family. Ever present and not to be forgotten were his in-laws and very best friends, Michael (Mick) and Cecelia (MacDonald) Moore.
On behalf of the family, we wish to sincerely thank all our family, friends and medical staff for their love and support given during Terry's time of need.
Visitation to celebrate the life of Terry McCarron will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) today (Tuesday, Aug. 28) from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Holy Redeemer Church on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, at 10 a.m. with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Committal prayers will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home with light refreshments to follow in the reception area.
Donations in memory of the late Terry McCarron may be made to United Way Cape Breton.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Clare and family please except my sincere condolences on the loss of Terry. He was a fine man in all ways possible. I had the pleasure of working at IBEW 1852, with many years good and bad and he always had a smile and a story to tell me when he came in. He had my back when things got rough and I will never forget that!! May God be with you all during your time of grief.
From: Gloria Cheetham
We are so sorry to learn about Terry's passing. He was a great man who has left his life loving and being loved by so many. Terry was a funny man who always had a quick remark or joke that made everyone feel like they were part of his family. You are all in our prayers.
From: Anne Ring
So sorry to hear of your loss.T was at one time Terry's electrical partner. He was a special mentor to me and we had the honor of living just a few doors away from Terry. May GOD bless you and your family in your time of sorrow.
From: Brian & Debbie Costigan
Very sad for the loss of a life long friend, he will be dearly missed by us all
From: Faye Langley
I met terry a few years back when coaching minor hockey with kelly had lots of great times rest easy my friend you were one of a kind
From: Brian SUMO Comeau
To all of you, please accept our condolences in this sad time. We have great memories of Terry over many years. He will be missed, although we'll never forget his great stories!
From: Mike and Brenda Bishop
Brenda and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Your dad was a very special man and we feel fortunate to have met him. Thinking of you at this sad time, Dwayne, Jacky & family.
From: Jacquelyn Miller
Sincere condolences to Clara, Brenda, Kelly, Kurt and all of the family in the loss of a great man. Cherish your wonderful memories. Thoughts and prayers Howie and Anne MacRury MacIntyre
From: Anne MacIntyre
it's sad to hear the passing of a fellow brother of the IBEW 1852 and avid hunter Terry was always a great story teller at work talking about his hunting trips with his friends never a dull moment a great tradesmen person and union man god bless RIP Terry
From: Stanley Gillis
so sorry for your loss
From: Eddy stevens
Brenda & family, So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you all at this time. Your Dad was a wonderful person and we were very fortunate to have met him. Sending hugs!
From: Traci & Kevin Page
Unfortunately I had only a couple of opportunities to meet and be around Terry. It was certainly a pleasure and I see where Kelly and siblings get their sense of humour. Rest in Peace
From: Randy Donaldson
Clara, Brenda, Kelly and Kurt, so sorry to hear about the passing of Terry. Always a gentlemen with a keen sense of wit and a great hockey coach. His positive spirit will continue through all of your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
From: Francis Reppa
Brenda Kevin and Family Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Hope the great memories will keep him close to you.
From: Mary Surette
My deepest sympathy to the family on learning of Terry's passing. He was a fine gentleman, a great hockey player and a great worker. I had the pleasure of getting to know him through the construction industry. I was a crane operator; he an electrician. Thoughts are with you all during the difficult days ahead. Jimmy Sheppard (Victoria Mines)
From: Jim Sheppard
So sorry to hear of Terry's passing.I Worked with Terry for several years & always enjoyed his great sense of humor.I am sure he will be greatly missed
From: Graham Windsor
MacCarron Family; Please accept our sincere sympathy on Terry's passing. Our thoughts are with you all as you deal with your loss..God Bless
From: Roddie and Judy Munroe
So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. He was a kind and wonderful man who always had a smile on his face..especially around the rink watching hockey. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
From: Lawrence Muise
Deepest sympathy Clara to you and family and grandchildren,sisters,and sister -in-law, Jeanette Mc Carron. RIP Terry. .
From: Alex & Deanna Mac Isaac
To all the McCarron's, So sad to hear about Terry ,please accept my condolences . Terry was a great guy and was always good to me while growing up on Kane St. More than once he defended me to Mrs Paccher. as she thought I was doomed for prison! I am sure many wonderful memories will help you all .I like to think he is not suffering anymore and he is getting his rewards for being such an honour able man.In my thoughts and prayers.. Barb (McGrath) Bradshaw
From: Barbara Bradshaw
Clara and familly my thoughts are with you all at this difficult time. …….Kathy MacDonald.
From: Kathy MacDonald
Condolences to Clara and family. RIP to a great hockey buddy. Don Morrison, Oshawa Ontario
From: Don Morrison
Our prayers are with Terry's family. So sorry for your loss.
From: Dan and Colleen Cash
Sending our thoughts and prayers during this time. King's Meadow Residence Society and the Canadian Progress Club Halifax
From: Ryan Schnare