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W. Russell Vickers

Born In: Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born: August 20th, 1922

Passed on: December 6th, 2012

Very sadly, I wish to announce the peaceful passing of my father, Russell Vickers, on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at An Cala in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
Born in Sydney Mines, Sept. 20, 1922, Russell was the son of the late Harry and Ellen (Forrest) Vickers.
He was a member of Carman United Church, Sydney Mines. Russell was a retired CNR employee who fondly remembered his former co-workers and his days aboard the “Cabot Strait” before and after his retirement. Russell particularly enjoyed his bowling and throughout his life was active in hockey, softball, horseshoes and golf.
Russell is survived by his daughter, Sharon, who lived with him, and his brother, Stan, both of Sydney Mines. He also leaves behind one grandson Scott Ferraro, and three great-grandchildren, Shyla, Kennedy and Hunter Ferraro, all of Ontario; his faithful little dog, Tanner, who seldom left his side and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Russell was predeceased by his wife, Mary (MacLean) Vickers, son-in-law, Donald Mahoney, sisters, Mildred MacKay, Thelma Brown, Gretta Clark and Olive Vickers, brothers, Percy, Murray, Harry, Purves, Raymond and Matthew and special nephew ‘Big Stu Vickers’.
Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Russell’s life will take place Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at 10 a.m. in Carman United Church, Clyde Avenue, Sydney Mines, with Rev. Nick Phillips officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Russell’s memory may be made to Palliative Care Services at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, or to the Building Fund at Carman United Church.
Funeral arrangements are under the kind and compassionate guidance of J.M. Jobes Funeral Home.
Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com.


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