South Bar

It is with deep sorrow and profound sadness that we, the family of Hazen Usher, announce his passing at home in South Bar.

Born on February 20, 1931, in Sydney, Hazen was the son of the late Joseph and Margaret (Young) Usher.

Hazen worked for MacDougall’s moving and storage in Sydney as a furniture mover. He also worked in Ontario for DeBoer’s moving and storage in Georgetown. The last fifteen years before he retired, he worked for the ministry of corrections in Brampton, ON. In 1996 he returned to Cape Breton and resided in South Bar. Hazen was a faithful and long-time member of Cape Breton Christian Fellowship Church.

Hazen is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Faith (Dickinson) Usher; first wife and mother of his children, Marie (Ed Green) (nee Bunn); daughters, Arlene (Bob), and Anna Elias; sons, Billie (Rosalie), Melvin (Laura Lee), and Chris Shaw (Melissa); daughter-in-law, Hilda Usher; sister, Karen Podwinski; brothers, Bernard (Gail) and Fred (Diane); as well as numerous grand and great, great, great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents, Hazen was predeceased by sons, Glen, Hazen, Shane and son in infancy; brothers, Greg (Betty), Willie (Lillian), and Thomas ‘Buddy’; brother-in-law, Jack Podwinski; sisters, Lena (Joe) Usher, Polly Gardiner (Andrew), and Helen Reimherr (George).

Special thanks to Dr. F. Buhariwalla and the Staff at the Pier Medical Clinic for all their care and concern shown to Hazen over the years and heartfelt wishes to Palliative Care and VON nurses for their true compassion during this time. They are truly an asset to their chosen profession.

Visitation and memorial service to celebrate the life of Hazen Usher will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church St.), Whitney Pier on Friday, November 4, 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 Pastor Kevin Mattatall and Pastor Bruce DeYoung officiating. Interment will take place in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney.

For those unable to attend, Live Streaming will be available on our website.

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Donations in memory of Hazen may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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

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My deepest condolences.
Hazen was an amazing person. I met him and his wife years ago and continued to keep in touch with them over the years in visiting the mall for there teen burger. The first time we met his watch battery had died and he wanted a new battery. I remember replacing it and the watch still not working. I had said jokingly guess you will have to buy a new one. So he was like what do you got. He bought a new watch that day and continued to purchase serval things over the years. I grew to enjoy seeing this couple they were so kind and loved to laugh and talk when I had a chance. I recently saw Faith at the mall all alone and not pushing her sidekick. I asked where he was and she shook her head. I was so upset for her. Loved them. He will be missed he was a very good man. Another angel ❤️ Condolences to the family love strength & courage during this difficult time.
From:  Charlotte Johnston