It is with broken hearts that we, the family announce the sudden passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, Geraldine ‘Sackie’ Myrna (Crane) Ayre on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
We take great comfort in knowing that mom is now reunited with her loving husband of 38 years the late William Gordon Ayre.
Born on March 1, 1941 in Sydney, Geraldine was the daughter of the late William John and Lena (Launay) Crane.
Geraldine was a loving mother to seven children, Mary, Bill (Coralie), Gary, Norman (Annie), Lyndon, Karen (Neil), and Jeanette (Louise); she was a wonderful grandmother to her many grandchildren and great grandchildren, whom she cherished. She is also survived by her sisters, Hazel Kozera, Linda (Ivan) Henderson, Anne MacDonald, and Shirley Gardiner; brothers, William (Toni), John (Doris), Alonzo, Robert (Vangie), and Ronnie (Helen); as well many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents and husband, Geraldine was predeceased by her sisters, Rosie MacAskill, Olive Drover, Gertrude Mollons; brother, George Crane; son in-law, William Mullowney; as well as many brothers and sisters in-law.
Our mom will always be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She loved spending time spoiling her precious grand and great-grandchildren. Geraldine was a woman of strong faith and was an active member and volunteer for many years in St. Alban’s Anglican Church. Her favorite past times were bingo, watching soap operas, shopping, cooking, and baking. Mom was famous for her delicious tea biscuits and sweet treats. We will forever miss her storm day calls checking up on everyone to make sure they got home safe.
Due to covid 19 restrictions there will be no visitation. Memorial service to celebrate the life of Geraldine ‘Sackie’ Ayre will be held at St. Alban’s Anglican Church, Whitney Pier at a later date. Private family interment will take place in Eastmount Cemetery, Whitney Pier.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Geraldine may be made to St. Alban’s Anglican Church or to a charity of one’s choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Mom‘s favorite quote is from a song by Garth Brooks. “Our lives are better left to chance. I could have missed the pain. But I’d have had to miss the Dance.” Keep Dancing Mom, we love and miss you.
Our sincere condolences Norm, Annie and family
From: Nelson Davis
To Robert, Vangie and all of Mrs Ayer’s family our deepest sympathy. May she rest in peace.
From: Mary and Joe Matheson, Glace Bay
ANITA AND SYLVIA ARE SORRY TO HEAR OF SACKIE PASSING AND SHE WILL BE MISSED AT BINGO.
From: DAVID YOUNG
Deepest Sympathy in the loss of your dear loved one.
From: Cousin Sarah Killen & Family
Willie Crane and the Ayre family We were saddened to hear of Geraldine’s passing, she will be missed by all. Sincerest condolences. Stan, Stephanie MacDonald
From: Stan MacDonald
I AM DEEPLY SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR MOTHERS PASSING.MY CONDOLENCES TO ALL THE FAMILY.REST IN PEACE,ZACK!
My neighbour on Broadway rest in peace xo
Condolences to Sackie’s family on her loss. She was a good friend for many years. She had a great love of family and will be missed. RIP my friend.
Our deepest sympathy to you all …another angel got her wings💔
We were very saddened to hear of Geraldine’s passing. As new comers to St Albans church years ago, she warmly welcomed us. Geraldine’s great love for her family was always evident.
She will be missed.
We send sincerest condolences.
My condolence going out to the family god bless
Norm And Annie And Family Sorry To Hear OF Your Loss You Are All In Our Thoughts And Prayers .Dave And Debbie .
Jeanette, Mary and family im so sorry to hear of your Moms passing sending hugs to all of you.
So sorry to learn of Geraldine’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May all your precious memories help you through this difficult time . May she R.I.P.
We were very saddened to hear of Geraldine’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
So sorry to hear this news. Our condolences to the whole family.
I’m sorry to hear of Geraldine’s passing. My sincere condolences to the families.
Sending condolences to Sackie’s children, siblings and their families. She was a lovely lady. She will be missed by many.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sackie will be truly missed by all!
Joan and Robert Dingwall
Sending hugs to you and your family Karen. Her memory will be forever in your heart.
My deepest condolences to Geraldine,s family on your loss, my thoughts are with you at this time.
I’m so saddened to here of your beautiful mom I will miss her treats at bingo and our conversation,my deepest condolences to the entire family as I no you all RIP sackie til me meet again my neighbor and friend
My thoughts go out to the ayre families so sorry for your loss.
Sending our deepest condolence to the family during this difficult time, will miss seeing her out on her shopping trips while I was working 🙂
So sorry to hear of Sackie’s passing, she was a wonderful person and will be missed by many, Condolences to the whole family
So sorry to hear of your moms passing, Jeanette, Mary and family.
My sincere condolences to Sackie’s family on your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
So very sorry to hear of Geraldine’s recent passing….
Sending sincere condolences to her family and friends at this time of such great loss. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her. May she Rest In Peace.
So sorry to hear this news. Condolences to all. May she Rest In Peace
Sending our deepest condolence to the family sorry for your loss