Joseph William 'Billy' Perry
Born In: Glace Bay
Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: March 27th, 2016
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Joseph William Perry, age 58, on Sunday, March 27, 2016 at his residence.
Born in Glace Bay, Billy was the son of the late Jack and Doris (Clyburne) Perry.
Billy was recently employed at Home Hardware, Glace Bay, where he enjoyed meeting people and helping customers. Billy had a kind and compassionate heart and was always there to lend a helping hand. He had a passion for carpentry and painting and possessed a great ability to fix things. Billy also had a great love for animals.
Billy was a kind and loving husband, father, brother and friend. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Pam (Gilmet) Perry, son, Garrett (Erin), daughter, Sarah McLeod (Joey), brothers, Wayne Perry (Darlene), Glace Bay, Robert Johnson (Sandy), Jerry Monroe, both in New Glasgow, sisters, Barbara Allison (Francis), Margie Cann (Everett), both in Glace Bay, Beth Cunningham, Diana Fraser (Clarence), both in Stellerton, Mary Dye in Toronto, many nieces, nephews, best friends, Kevin and Maureen Murray and family and Hector and Darlene Debison and family.
Also surviving are Billy’s in-laws, Karen Kennedy (Peter), Sam Gilmet (Wendy), Bobby (Christie), Helen Toomey (Gerald), Darleen Gilmet, Mike Boone and his furry little companion, his dog, Tyson.
Besides his parents, Billy was predeceased by his in-laws, Sam and Olga Gilmet, Walter Gilmet, Joey Gilmet, Linda Boone and Janet Gilmet.
According to Billy’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve Street, Glace Bay.
The funeral mass, officiated by Fr. Norman MacPhee is Friday at 10 a.m. in Holy Cross Church followed by a reception in the church hall.
Online condolences to the family can be expressed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca.