Passed in: Dominion
Passed on: January 21st, 2016
It is with saddened hearts that our family regrets to announce the passing of Willie, which occurred on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. He fought to live with the utmost determination, courage and stamina but in the end he grew tired and passed peacefully at the Regional Hospital.
He was the son of Eileen and the late Dan Willie McInnis.
Willie became a janitor at MacDonald High Complex, Dominion in 1976 and remained there until his retirement in 2006. He loved his job and it showed. He made many lasting friendships that remain to this day. Willie was also a proud member of the Dominion Volunteer Fire Department. He retired as deputy chief after 32 years of service and became an honorary firefighter.
In 2006, after his retirement, Willie couldn’t stay idle and wanted to try his hands at a variety of jobs. He enjoyed every one of them while gaining experience along the way. One of his most favourite was working alongside Darren in Fort St. John, B.C. in 2008. He enjoyed life to the fullest and lent a helping hand whenever he could. He enjoyed his summers at the trailer in Ben Eoin entertaining, cooking and relaxing with his friends and family.
Family was always his number one priority in life and he showed us daily. He could never do enough for us all. He will forever remain in the hearts of his loving wife Peggy; his daughter Sherri (Chris McLean) and son Darren (Nicole) both of Glace Bay.
His legacy will carry on through his grandchildren 'Pop’s Best Friend' Blake and 'Papa’s Angel' Kylie and step-grandson Jordan. Also surviving is his mother Eileen, New Waterford; siblings, Sharon, Sydney River, Sheila Kelly (Mike) Dominion, Kim O’Hara (Mike), Halifax, Pat, Glace Bay and Brian (Delores) Dominion; numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins.
We would like to send out a huge thank you to Dr Kian Khodadad and all staff at the Cape Breton Cancer Centre for their kindness, friendship, hugs and laughs during his treatment. He honestly enjoyed going to the Centre and we, the family, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making it so comfortable for all of us. In lieu of flowers, Willie would appreciate a donation be made to the Patient Care Fund at the Centre.
As per his wishes cremation has taken place. A service will be held at 11 a.m. at Curry’s Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay, on Monday, Jan. 25, and the family will receive visitors one hour prior to the service. A reception will follow immediately after the service.
“Did you ever know that you’re my hero?
You’re everything I wish I could be
I could fly higher than eagle
Cause you are the wind beneath my wings” — Bette Midler