It is with heartfelt sadness that we, the family announce the passing of Hugh Alexander ‘Alex’ Digou on Tuesday, May 9, 2023, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, with his loving wife and family by his side.
Born in Sydney on September 29, 1953, Alex was a son of the late John ‘Jackie’ and Helen Digou.
Left to mourn his passing is his wife of 49 years, Sheila (Farrell); son, Nicholas Digou; daughter, Samantha Digou; brothers, Everett (Stasia) and Ross (Heather); sisters, Joan, Linda (Ken Dawson), Katie (Mike Paruch) and Judy (Ken Hutchenson); special friends, Mick Hogan and Shirley Covey; along with many nieces and nephews.
Alex was a volunteer fireman at South Bar Volunteer Fire Department until he retired. Alex was also an electrician. He worked at the Sydney Steel Plant, on the Lake Boats, in Alberta and British Columbia, then IBEW until his passing. In his free time, Alex could always be seen driving on his Honda Goldwing with his wife and friends or swimming at the Sand Bar.
The family would like to thank the staff and doctors of the OEII Hospital, unit 3B, especially RNs, Jessica, Kelly and Al, and at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, unit 4B, especially the RNs, Kelsey and Craig for caring for Alex in his time of need.
There will be no service for the late Hugh Alexander Digou. A gathering of family and friends to celebrate Alex’s life will be held at the South Bar Fire Hall from 2 – 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 18, 2023. All are welcome.
Donations in memory of Alex may be made to the Tom MacNeil Cancer Care Patient Fund.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
My heart breaks for you all. I have so many found memories of Uncle Alex, and I’m so glad we had the chance to see him when we were home last.
He will be truly missed
Love you all
From: Elizabeth Hall (Digou)
Sheila and Family, sincere condolences on the passing of Alec.
Ann Marie and Jim
From: Ann Marie Mac Donald
Sheila you are in my prayers at this difficult time. Alex was a sweet man and Brother-in law. May the Lord bless you with strength and all that you need for at this time. Love to you.
From: Catherine Farrell Mortensen
Please accept our most sincere condolences.
Sheila and family. We were mso sorry to hear of Alex’s passing. May the many memories help to keep him alive in your heart. R.I.P. Alex.
So sorry Samantha for the death of your father thinking of you💕
So sorry for your loss Sheila and Samantha and Nicholas a wonderful brother in law father and husband who will be truly missed
Sheila please accept my condolences on the passing of your beloved Husband
Our Sincerest Condolences on the tragic loss of your dear Husband ,loving Dad and brother. Always a great guy with a friendly smile and kind words. He will be greatly missed.
Johnny and Linda
I was lucky to become close with Alex and his lovely wife Sheila during his stay in Halifax. I was so saddened to hear of his passing but glad he was able to be closer to home to be surrounded by the ones he loved most. My love to Shelia, Nick and Sam and all family and friends.
So sorry to hear about Alex’s passing. Sincere condolences Sheila and family.
Condolences Sheila and families on the passing of Alex. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May your happy memories bring you comfort in the sad days ahead.
Sheila and family..So sorry to hear of Alex’s passing..Our deepest condolences to all the family..
Such a wonderful man…Gone WAY too soon….Love ya bud!!
To Alex family ,my deepest condolences on his passing.
Katie, Mike and Family: Sending our sincerest condolences during this most difficult time. May all the wonderful memories you have shared together help to bring you peace, comfort and strength. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
So sorry to hear of Alex’s passing..Our deepest condolences to all the family..
I am so sorry for your loss
He was a great man and gone way to soon
From Mick Hogan and daughter Laura Hogan
Ross and family. Our thoughts are with you all. So very sorry for your loss 🌹
So sorry to hear of Alex’s passing.
So sorry for your loss Alex was a great neighbor and man RIP alex
We are so very saddened to hear of Alex’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of grief.
Very sorry to read of Alex passing. I had the pleasure of working with Alex on the South Bar Fire dept. He knew how to operate every piece of equipment we had in our hall and I knew we were a little better if he was there. Always good for a wise crack but meant no harm to anyone. RIP Alex It’s time for you to rest, you have certainly earned it my friend
So very sorry for your loss Alex was a great guy. My Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time 💔💔
Everette and Digou Family Our sincere condolences on the passing of Alex. Keeping you all in our prayers.
Deepest condolences on the passing of Alex.
Sheila I am very sorry to hear of Alex,s passing. Condolences to you and all the family.
Our Condolence to the Family. Sheila I am very sorry to hear of Alex’s passing. The Savoy Family.
So very sorry to hear about Alex passing . My condolences to Sheila , Samantha , Nick and all of the family . May you find the strength to help you through this difficult time.
Everett & Stasia & family, sincere sympathy in the passing of your brother, brother in law, Uncle . May his memory be a blessing now and in the days to follow.
Sheila we are very sorry to hear about Alex. Our condolences to you & your children as well as all the extended Digou family
Sheila, so sorry to hear of your husbands passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Larry and Sandra Hrynick
To the family of Alex I am so sorry to hear the passing of Alex he was a great guy always there to lend a helping hand and a laugh RIP my friend may you fly with the. angles
Sheila, Nicolas, Samantha and all of the Digou family. Please accept our condolences on your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. RIP Alex🙏🏻❤️
So very sorry for your loss. Much too young.🙏🙏 Judy and Rene Dixon
Sheila & The Digou Family
Deepest sympathy 💕at this time.
Doddy & Bobby
Sorry to hear of Alex passing, my condolences to you and your family, R.I.P. Alex.
Deepest Sympathy,sorry for your loss
Sheila, Nick and Samantha we are so sorry for your loss. Condolences to all of Alex’s family. Alex May you Rest In Peace.
Katie, Mike and the Digou family sorry for your loss. Rest in peace Alex.
We are so very sorry to hear about Alex. Sending love and thoughts for you all.
Sheila, Nicholas, Samantha and all the family, my sincere condolences on the loss of Alex. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Sheila and family, we are very sorry to hear of Alex passing. Our thought and prayers are with you.
Our sincere condolences to Sheila ,Nick and Samantha very sorry to hear this sad news .. hope your memories of him ease a little of your pain and sorrow .. god bless .
Sheila and family
Our deepest condolences to all of you at this most difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you
Mary & Roddie Keeping
So deeply sorry of the passing of my brother in-law Alex Digou. You were greatly loved by your family and friends. I’ll always cherish the time we spent together on those evening bike rides, such memorable moments. Rip my friiend
Judy and family we are so sorry to hear of Alex’s passing. It was always such a pleasure to meet up with Alex, sharing great conversation and always a big laugh. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family at this sad and difficult time!
Isabel and Harold MacDonald
Thank you so much for your kind words , he definitely was a good man and will be deeply missed
Katie, Mike and family:
Our sincere sympathy on the passing of your brother Alex.
Our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Dave and Mary
To the Digou family, so sorry for Alex passing.Iworked with Alex on the steel plant he was a great guy,always good for a laugh.
So sad on the passing of Alex; a kind and caring , considerate soul . Condolences to all the family .
i am so sorry to read about Alex passing. i worked with him at Sysco. knew Alex for many years. he was a good man. a great person.
I was saddened to hear about Alex’s passing. My sincere condolences to his family.
Sheila, Nick, and Samantha, I am deeply saddened to learn about Alex’s passing. He was a great guy, who loved his motorcycle. Alex was such a kind man, he will be missed.
Shiela and Digou family
Sending prayers and condoléances to you all
Alex was such a great guy
He will surely be missed
Condolences to family… Rest in Peace… Very nice man…
I am saddened by the loss of Alex, he was a great guy! Wishing the family peace at this difficult time.
To the entire Digou family,
We were saddened to hear of Alex’s passing. May the wonderful memories you have of him help to give you comfort during these difficult days, weeks and months ahead.
Donnie + Genevieve Richardson
Katie and family
My sincere sympathy for the passing of your brother Alex.
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Ross, sorry to hear of your brother’s passing. My condolences
to you and your family.
Mary Ann Vuletich
So very sorry to read about Alex’s passing. Deepest condolences to the family.
God Bless you all in this most difficult time. Went to school with Alex all those years ago. RIP Alex.