Whitney Pier

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”

Online Condolences

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