Aubrey Eric Dejeet, age 84 of New Waterford, passed away peacefully at the NewWaterfordConsolidatedHospital, surrounded by his loving family on July 9th, 2018.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Lazarus and Annie (Lamond) Dejeet.
Aubrey was a veteran having served overseas and was a retired chief stationary engineer in Brockville, Ontario. Upon retirement he returned to CapeBreton. He was a hard worker and good father to his children; he also loved his dog, Scottie.
Aubrey was a loving and caring father to his son, Jim, Ontario and daughter, Theresa ``Terry” Davis, Ontario.
Also surviving are his brother, Rev. Alfred Dejeet, Mill Cove , New Brunswick; sister, Audrey Mercer, New Waterford; grandchildren, James, and Dillon Dejeet, Jeremy and Adam Davis and great-grandson, Corbin. He will also be missed by his nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Aubrey was predeceased by his wife, Shirley Huggard and his brother -in- law, Wilfred; sister-in-law, Bertha
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith Street, New Waterford.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, July, 14th at 11am in CalvinUnitedChurch with Rev Duncan Roach officiating.
A reception will follow in the Rev. Duncan Roach Fellowship Room at CalvinUnitedChurch. Interment will take place in GreenwoodCemetery.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the local S.P.C.A.
The family would to thank the doctors and nursing staff at the NewWaterfordConsolidatedHospital and to the New Dawn Home Care for the excellent care given to Sonny.
Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca.