It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Daniel (Dan) William Grace on May 19, 2017 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital after a hard-fought battle with illness over the past several years. Dan was born on February 03, 1942 in New Waterford and worked as a coal miner for most of his working life. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing with his brothers, family camping trips and time around the hockey rink. Dan was a proud family-man who appreciated a passionate conversation, was very loving to his family and especially proud of his five grandchildren. Dan loved his dogs Buffy and Pebbles.
Surviving are his three sons Paul (Lori) Grace of Oshawa ON, Steven (Sherri) Grace of New Waterford and Brian (Carol) Grace of Timberlea NS; his extended family special partner Evelyn Tighe and her sons John Blair (Ashley) Tighe of New Waterford and Troy Tighe of Edmonton AB. Dan was Poppie to five grandchildren Liam, Mitchell, Madison, Lauren and Olivia who were dear to his heart.
Dan is also survived by his brothers’ Raymond (Debbie) Grace of Lingan Rd. and Eddy (Betty) Grace of New Waterford; his sisters’ Carmel (Jed) Miller of New Waterford, Kay (Donnie) MacGillivray of New Waterford and Jessie (Dave) Picco of Mira; sister-in-laws Barbra Grace of New Waterford and Barbra Reid of ON; brother-in-law Russell Muise; and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents Daniel and Annie Grace, Dan was also predeceased by his loving wife Irene and his brothers’ Walter and Birt.
Dan’s sons Paul, Steven and Brian would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Evelyn who provided passionate care and companionship for Dan to his death.
Cremation has taken place. A chapel service will be held on Wednesday May 24, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Deacon Leo Penny officiating. The service will be followed by a luncheon at the K.O.C., Plummer Ave, in which all are invited to help celebrate his life. Burial will be at a later date. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, 902-862-7500. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the SPCA. To send online condolences, go to: www.mclellanfuneralhome.com.