It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our father, grandfather, brother, and uncle.
“Brother” aged seventy-seven passed away on March 2, 2021 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Glace Bay, Brother was the son of Gordon and Lillian McInnis (nee French).
Gordon was formerly employed as a Machinist at Shaw & McDonald and worked with Highland Fisheries, both in Glace Bay.
Brother had a unique sense of humor. He loved to sing and enjoyed spending time with friends and family laughing.
In his younger years Brother spent a lot of time at the Main event, where he established many friendships. He even had his own seat there referred to as Brother’s seat and there was an understanding that no-one else sat there. He could fix or “rig” anything up. He would work for hours, even days to accomplish the task.
Brother is survived by his former partner, Joann Turner, and her husband Barry. His two daughters, Angela/Leo and Erin/ Bobby. His grand-children, Victoria, Kayleigh, and Kendall. Brothers Blair/Tracy, Michael, and Eddy/Elaine.
Besides his parents Brother was predeceased by his sisters Patricia and Rosalie; and brother Johnny.
Gordon was also predeceased by his two fur babies, which whom he adored, Roxie (Rooster), and Alley Cat.
A service will take place at 1:00 pm Friday, March 12, 2021 at St. Mary’s Church, Marconi St. Glace Bay. Anyone wanting to attend his service can call 902-849-4747 to make arrangements (leave msg with number of ppl attending). Donations in Brother's memory can be made to your local SPCA.
"Da, you were the greatest father to us. Our hearts will be forever broken.
We are at peace knowing that you are no longer suffering"
A special thanks to everyone at Taigh Na Mara where you lived for the past several years, the Glace Bay General hospital, and the CBRH ICU staff for the care you gave to our father. A special thanks to Michelle MacIntyre, Charnelle Macdonald and Jessica Moores. You are all absolutely amazing people and incredible nurses. You got us thru one of the most difficult time of our lives. We will Never forget the compassion, care, and support that you gave us.
"We will never forget you Da. You will forever be in our hearts. Sissy and Erin"
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