The family of Babe Davis regretfully announce his passing on Thursday, November 17, 2022, at Harbourstone Enhanced care, Sydney.
Born in Whitney Pier on October 19, 1925, Babe was the son of the late Edward and Gertrude (Hawco) Davis.
Babe was a steelworker and retired as a foreman in the Blast Furnace. In retirement he spent his winters in Florida, playing golf and watching baseball games, two of his favorite pastimes.
He was a member of Holy Redeemer Men’s Club, Lingan Golf Club and Branch 12 Royal Canadian Legion. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Babe is survived by son, Jim (Diane); daughter, Lynn; brothers, Cyril and Kevin; five grandsons; great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Babe is predeceased by his wife, Lorraine; daughter, Mary Elizabeth; brothers, Edward, Melvin, Gerald and sisters, Rita Carroll and Sharon MacDow.
Visitation and memorial service to celebrate the life of Babe Davis will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church St.), Whitney Pier on Wednesday, November 23, 2022. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. with the memorial service to follow at 2 p.m. in the All Faith Chapel with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Interment will take place in New Calvary Cemetery, Whitney Pier.
Donations in memory of Babe may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
May he rest in peace.
Babe was a wonderful big brother and uncle. He was a joyful spirit, a generous host, great sportsman, wonderful cook (fish cakes and bake beans a favourite!), and a great storyteller. His family and faith were so important to him. He will be greatly missed. May God rest his soul and perpetual light shine upon him.
From: Cyril Davis, Jo-Ann Davis
So sorry to read of your father’s passing Jim. My sincere condolences to you Diane and family. May he R.I.P.
From: Lloyd and Joan (McKay) Black
Jim so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time
From: Kenny & Judy AuCoin
Lynn, I was so sorry to read of your Dad’s passing. He was a wonderful man. Sending you my sincere condolences. Thinking of you and sending love and hugs
From: Earlene Barrington
I send my sincere condolences during this time of sorrow. The Bible gives a real hope and it promises that your loved one will soon live again in a peaceful paradise on the earth where death will be no more. (John 5:28, 29; Acts 24:15; Revelation 21:4)
To Jim,Lynn and families.Sorry to hear about your dad’s passing.Keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.
I’m so sad to hear of the passing of Uncle Babe. I saw him often when he was living in Ontario and was always amused by his humor and that infectious laughter of his. Give Liz a big hug from us. RIP .
Sheila and Cam
Jim & family.
I was so sorry to read of Babes passing. He was a great neighbour and good friend for many years.
May good memories will give you comfort at this difficult time.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Margie (Swift) Alteen
Jim and family,
We are sorry for your loss.
Bert and Maurina Lewis
To Jim, Diane, Kent, Scott and Kurt:
Sorry to hear of Babe’s passing. May the wonderful memories you had with him over the years bring you some comfort during this difficult time. Thinking of you all.
Jim & Lynn and families
My deepest condolences on the loss of your Dad. He was without a doubt one of the nicest, kindest men that I ever had the privilege of knowing. As he got sick It had been a few years that we had seen him. I will never forget him and I pray that God will hold him in his hands…..R.I.P. Uncle Babe
Uncle Babe was a loving, caring, sweet person. I am so sorry for your loss of such a wonderful man.
Sincere condolences on the passing of Uncle Babe…and to all the Davis family..he was such a ray of sunshine…🙏
Thoughts and prayers are with you Lynn and family He was a true gentleman
Bob and Linda Sheridan Jake and Kyle’s grandparents
Jim and Family,
My sincerest condolences to you and all the family on the loss of Babe. Growing up on Catherine Street we often played baseball next to his house and there was always a kind and supportive word from Babe. May your fond memories of Babe carry you through this difficult time.
I met Babe several years ago at Harbourstone when my stepfather Joe was a resident. Babe was a sweet, soft spoken man who was so good to Lorraine. I offer my condolences to his family and may your fond memories of him help you through the difficult days ahead.
With sympathy to Uncle Babe’s Immediate Family.
I will be checking my father’s house while he is in Florida this
year as usual.
My uncle Cyril and cousin’s words are kind. The Davis’s do believe in Family.
Kevin Jr. nephew
Jim and Dianne ,Lynn and families Our deepest condolences on the loss of your Dad (Babe). we will always Babe for being a very kind and true gentleman .Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love Mary and Joe Keough
Jim and Dianne, Lynn and families Our deepest condolences on the loss of your Dad (Babe). We will always remember Babe for being a very kind and true gentleman. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love Mary and Joe
Jim and Diane, So sorry for your loss.
Love Carmella Fogarty Murphy