It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Anthony ‘Tony’ Epifano, peacefully at his home on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 surrounded by his loving family.
Born on February 11, 1924 in Sydney, Tony was the son of the late Dominic and Carmella (Antonello) Epifano.
Tony has had many accomplishments in his life. He is a WWII veteran, serving the Black Watch overseas in Holland, Germany, and France. Upon returning home he became a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 128, serving over 70 years and earning the title of Lifetime member.
Tony was employed at the Sydney Steel Plant for 41 years working in the blast furnace and open heath. During his younger years Tony’s pastime was hunting, fishing, and going to the racetrack, while in his elder years he was a member of the bowling team, dart league and enjoyed playing cards. He was also a devoted follower at Holy Redeemer Church.
Tony was a loving and devoted family man. A husband of 70 years to Vera (Miles) Epifano; father to Valerie (Larry), Springhill, Tony (Michelle), Shelley (Robert) and Anita (Todd), all of Sydney; grandfather to 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Tony was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Peter (in infancy), Nicholas, Louis, and Joe; sisters, Mary, Margaret, Lucy, and Florence; as well as grandchildren, Laura Lee Farrell and Troy Epifano.
The family wish to thank the VON and palliative care workers for all their help to Tony in his time of need.
Visitation and funeral service to celebrate the life of Tony Epifano will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church St.) Whitney Pier on Monday, November 30, 2020. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 12 noon to 4 p.m. with the funeral service to follow at 4 p.m. in the All Faith Chapel with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Private family interment will take place at a later date.
Donations in memory of Tony may be made to the Holy Redeemer Building Fund or a charity of one’s choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
“Go rest high on that mountain.
Son, your work on earth is done”
Valerie, so sorry to hear about your father.
From: Margaret Nichols-Mac Adam aka Sister Nichols
Dearest Vera and Family; keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers. Deepest condolences on the passing of Tony. Lots of love to you; Corinne; Raymond and Katelyn Ferguson.
From: Corinne Ferguson
Condolences to all family members and friends of Anthony “Tony” Epifano. He was such a gentleman to all who knew him.
From: Alice and Adrian Kieley
I’m so sorry to hear about Anthony’s passing. I hope that all your happy memories you share, will help you through those tough days. Rest In peace Anthony. God Bless
From: Linda Parks
Condolences Vera, Shelly and Robert and Families on Tony’s passing. He was gentleman and I will miss our little picture taking moments. Rip Tony.
From: Mary Phillips
Our sincere condolences to Vera and family.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time.
From: Donnie and Debbie Gillis
Vera, Shelly and family, So sad to hear of Tony’s passing. Thinking of you all this evening.. He was a wonderful gentleman.. He lived a long and active life. Rest in Peace Tony
From: Jennifer Thomas
Sorry for your loss
From: Leone, Kellie and David Green
My sincere condolences goes out to the family at this very difficult time. I work with his Son on law Larry. I have never once heard Larry call him anything other than Dad. He was a well respected man both family wise and spiritually. May he fly high with the Angel’s.
Sorry for your loss, send our Thoughts, Prayers and our heartfelt Sympathy. 🙏🙏🙏🙏
My sincere thoughts and prayers going out to the Epifano family, so sorry for your loss
My thoughts and most sincere sympathies are extended to all family members and friends. Tony, thank you for your service to our country and to our community. Fly high.
My sincere condolences Vera an family, Tony was a lovely man. You are all in my prayers during this difficult time.
My deepest condolences to Vera and family on Tony’s passing.
Rest in peace Dear Uncle
Sincere condolences are offered at this time. Tony, may you and all families find peace within one another and your father rest in peace. Respectfully,
Joe Hollohan and Family
Shelly and family sorry for the lost of your father
Sending our deepest sympathy.
Doddy & Bobby Keel
Truro NS ( Whitney Pier)
In our condolence in our thoughts and prayers. Thank you for your service to our country and to our community, fly high my friend. The Savoy Family.
Our sincere condolences to Vera and the family. You are all in our hearts and prayers. May God Bless you all. XO
Larry and Sandra Hrynick
To the Epifano Family, Relatives and Friends
We are sincerely sorry to hear of Anthony Epifano “Uncle Tony’s” passing. He lived a good long life and is now at rest with his kin. May God have mercy on his soul and bring him to everlasting life with the angles in heaven for his work here is done. God also bless his family and loved ones during these most difficult times.
Our deepest condolences to you Vera and your family.Rest in peace, thank you for your service over there and back here at home.Our prayers and hearts are with you. God Bless😓🙏💔
Rest in peace Dear Uncle
Our deepest condolences to Vera and Tony’s family. My mom was a good friend of Tony and Vera. Thank you for your service Tony. Rest in peace.
OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES
My love and condolences to Aunt Vera and the Epifano family. A life well lived — I will not forget Uncle Tony.
So sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family. Love and Prayers being sent your way Anita and Krissu
Our sincere condolence to all of Tony’s family and friends. May your memories of him be a comfort to you at this difficult time.
I’m so sorry to hear that Tony has passed, My sincere condolence to his family
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Epifano family at this trying time. We will always remember Uncle Tony with fondness. A life well lived, indeed!
It is with heart felt sympathy that we offer our condolences to Vera and all of the Epifano families. Our love goes out to you at this time of great sorrow. May ’Uncle Tony’ rest in Peace 🙏
Condolences from Marge Ivany and family.
Our deepest condolences goes out to Tony’s family also special condolences to Shelley as we know she was always at her dad’s side,keep your memories safe!
My deepest sympathy goes out to Aunt Vera and her extended family. Uncle Tony was a gentle soul, another Angel got his wings. My thoughts and prayers are with you All, RIP Uncle Tony.🙏💕