Eileen "Shelly" Jeremias
It is with deep sorrow and broken hearts that we the family of Eileen Michelle "Shelly" Jeremias age 63 announce her peaceful passing on April 20, 2021 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital surrounded by her loving family, following a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Sydney on Jan 25, 1958 she was the daughter of the late Frank and Kay (Costello) Hennick.
She enjoyed entertaining, cooking for a crowd and karaoke with her family and friends.
She was a very hard worker who worked many jobs throughout the years and loved them all. She worked at Needs Convenience in Whitney Pier prior to moving to Ontario. While in Ontario she worked with the horses at the Woodbine Racing stables. She returned to Cape Breton nine years ago to be with her family. She most recently worked as a compassionate caregiver to the elderly and received caregiver of the Year award for this in 2019. She also worked at the lotto booth in Walmart Sydney River.
She was predeceased by a brother in infancy Frankie Thomas, her fur baby Sassy, and close friend Evelyn Guyea. She was also predeceased by brother in laws Dave Morrison, Jackie MacNeil and Carl (Pook) Martin.
Shelly is survived by her loving partner of 24 years Chris Yhard who took such great care of her. Children Kelly (Ron Joseph) Sydney, Tanya (Scott Zillman) Sydney, Blain (Alison Mcdougall) Ontario and Matthew (Kaylee Currie) Sydney and the father of her children Andrew Jeremias. Six grandchildren and two great grandchildren who she loved deeply.
Also surviving are sisters Elaine Martin, Kim MacNeil, Dawn (Chuck) Jessome, Sherry (Dave) Leudy. Colleen Cusack (Donnie) and best friend and special sister Sharon (Jim) Whalen who was by her side and provided encouragement, comfort, and care to our beautiful mom everyday from the beginning of her illness, "one day at a time". Brothers Robert (Barbara) Hennick and Jamie (Andrea) Hennick.
Mom had many nieces and nephews who she loved and were by her side for support especially Michael Cusack, she adored you !
Mom will also be missed by her many friends especially Debbie Binns, Mary Magis, Roberta Binns O’Leary and Rosie Binns Conohan.
Special Thanks to Dr. John Hawrylak ND who provided mom with quality of life over the past year, she always swore she got extra lives after she started to see you. She looked forward to seeing you every Thursday for her treatment and entertainment. Dr. Hall, the Staff at the Cape Breton Cancer Center, and the staff of the An Cala Palliative care unit at the Cape Breton Regional hospital for making us all comfortable during those difficult days.
Special thanks also to our cousins, aunts and uncles who remained by our side during moms final days your support is what got us through.
Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will take place at a later date for family and close friends.
Donations in moms memory can be made to the Palliative Care Society.