It is with broken hearts we, the family, announce the sudden passing of John Walter Doué, 60, on Monday, May 6, 2019. John lived his whole life in Sydney and loved his home of Cape Breton.

John will be greatly missed by his brothers and sisters, Beverly (Owen) Heisler, Brian (Lea), Joel (Lana), Diane (Bryan) MacDonald, Walter (Jean), David (Pat), and Sandra (Trevor) Williams; cousin, Brenda (Bob) Oakley; nieces and nephews, Sandra Heisler, Christopher (Nicola) Heisler, Caleb and Seth Doué, Spencer (Alyssa) Doué, Sam (Julie) Doué, Amanda, Daniel, and Rachael Doué, Sarah Doué, and Hannah and Ella Williams; as well as his grand-nieces, grand-nephews, extended family and many close friends.

John was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Helen Doué and a brother, Barry Doué.

John, a true gentle giant who was loved by all who knew him, worked in the mail room at CBU for thirty years and was known for his love of Mickey Mouse, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Tim’s coffee. Fondly referred to by family as “handyman John,” he could not say no to anyone. His cheesecakes and chocolates were enjoyed by many, and his generous and humble spirit will never be forgotten.

Visitation for the late John Walter Doué will be held on Friday, May 10, 2019 from 5-9 p.m. at the Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street).

Celebration of John’s life will be on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the funeral home in the All Faith Chapel at 11 a.m. with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating.

A private family interment will take place in Alfred E. Smith Cemetery, Sydney Forks at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of John may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, Mighty Fortress of God or GPAC.

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

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