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John William "Jackie" Carpenter


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It is with deep sadness, that we announce the passing of Jackie Carpenter. Jackie passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2016, at the Glace Bay Hospital with his loving family at his side. Born in New Waterford, he was the son of the late John William and Beatrice Leann (Quinn) Carpenter. Jackie was a faithful member of the former St. Michael’s Church, River Ryan, and more recently the parish of St. Leonard, New Waterford. While a member of St. Michael’s Parish, he was also a member of their Men’s Club. Jackie was employed for numerous years as a purchasing agent for our local hospitals, firstly at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital and years later he retired from the same position at the Sydney City Hospital. He enjoyed sports, especially hockey and baseball and was an avid fan of both the Leafs and the Blue Jays. He was very witty, had a dry sense of humour, an excellent memory and loved a good conversation, especially if it concerned politics; he loved politics. He also enjoyed fiddle music and learned to play the fiddle himself; taking lessons from well known fiddler, Winnie Chafe. Jackie will be sadly missed by his loving family; daughter Shauna, her mother Dianne, and his only surviving sibling Bernie (Jean). Jackie will also be missed by numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers James, Blaine; sisters Evelyn Walsh, Mary C. "Mammie" MacKinnon and Carmel MacDonald. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Wednesday evening, May 18, 2016 from 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith Street, New Waterford. The funeral mass, officiated by Fr. Ray Huntley is Thursday at 2 p.m. in St. Leonard’s Church; interment will be in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney. Following the interment, all are invited to a reception at the KOC, Plummer Ave., New Waterford, to meet with Jackie's family and continue celebrating his life.. As an expression of sympathy for Jackie, memorial donations in his memory may be made to the SPCA or a charity of one’s choice. On–line condolences to the Carpenter family can be expressed at: