With broken hearts, we the family, regret to announce the passing of Donald ‘Donnie’ Nicholas Brophy, age 75 on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. After a short illness he passed peacefully with his loving family at his side.
Born on August 7, 1943 in Whitney Pier, Donnie was the son of the late Vince and Margaret (Peters) Brophy.
Known to his work mates as ‘Broph’ Donnie started working with Modern City Dairy in his younger days and then worked for many years at Sydney Steel until his retirement. Donnie was the kind of person who cared deeply and would go out of his way to help others. He had a great passion for fishing and hunting and was a big fan of the Montreal Canadiens. The love of his life was his precious grandchildren. Donnie will be remembered by his family and friends for being a kind generous man with a big heart.
Donnie is survived by his daughter, Delores ‘Dee Dee’ (John) Sullivan with whom he resided; son, Randy (Melanie MacMullin); grandchildren, Brandon, Susanna and Dylan; special friend, Maureen Magliaro who was like a daughter to him; sister, Patsy; brothers, Bobby, Tommy, Vince and Terry; special nephew, Colin McCormick; extended family members, Diane (Neil) Clark, Sylvia (Stanley) MacQueen, Blennie MacKenzie; two hunting buddies, Billy and Ralph Mozvik as well as many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Donnie was predeceased by his wife of 49 years, Delores (MacKenzie) Brophy; mother in law, Catherine; brother, Frank and sisters, Betty and Judy.
Visitation and memorial service to celebrate the life of Donnie Brophy will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street), Sydney on Monday, April 15, 2019.
A gathering of family and friends will take place from 12 noon – 1:30 p.m. with service to follow at 2 p.m. in the All Faith Chapel. Light refreshments will be served in the funeral home reception area following the memorial service.
Private family interment will take place at a later date.
Donations in memory of Donnie may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.pierfuneralhome.com.
Sorry for your loss he died on his brother Frank’s Birthday who will meet him at Heaven’s gate Rest In Peace Donnie
From: Elizabeth MacNeil Brophy
Rest in Peace Donnie
My sincerest condolences to friends and family.
Condolences to the Brophy family and friends…may he rest in peace and GOD BLESS!!
On behalf of the Mazalin family formally from Frederick Street we would like to send our sincere sympathies to Donnies family. He was such a nice hard working man. He will be greatly missed.
Rose Nandor Victor & Julie Mazalin
Dee and Randy….sorry for your loss. You’re dad was always a good neighbor on Maloney st. May he rest in peace.
Condolences to the Brophy family. RIP.
Condolences to Donnie’s family and friends. May he rip.
My sincere sympathy to all of Donnie’s family and friends. He was a wonderful man and will be missed. He is back in the arms of his love Delores.
DEE DEE ,JOHN AND FAMILY,SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR DAD,I KNOW YOU LOVED HIM VERY MUCH.GOD BLESS DOUG AND LILLIAN WYLDE WESTMOUNT
My condolences to The Family . Donnie had a Heart of Gold and growing up on the Street he was a big Brother to all us .RIP my old Friend .
Our sincere condolences to the Brophy family Donnie was a great friend to all may he Rest In Peace
So sorry for your loss Deedee,hugs hon
My thoughts and sincere sympathies are extended to all family members. Donnie was admired and respected by all. Fly high my friend.
So sorry for your great loss Dee Dee. I pray that God gives you and your family strength and comfort at this most difficult time. May God Bless You All.
My sincere condolences to Dee Dee, Randy, and family. Donnie was always so thoughtful and I remember him visiting my Dad and bringing deer meat. May he Rest In Peace.
Donnie was a nice guy & a nice neighbour when he & Deloris lived next door to us years ago on Buller St. Dee Dee you were just a little tot then running around the yard. Donnie truly had a heart of gold. RIP buddy”’
My condolences to Dee Dee, Randy and the extended family. I have many good memories of Donnie from my time growing up in the neighborhood.
DeeDee, John and family, sorry for your loss.
So sorry for your loss.
you were such a great brother-in-law you always knew how to put a smile on our faces you will be greatly missed
I understand your pain and feel your loss dee dee and randy donnie had a very kind heart and will surely be missed.