Alex Finlayson

Born: Thu., Nov. 26, 1936
Died: Tue., Apr. 3, 2018


7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Thu., Apr. 05, 2018
Location: J.M. Jobes Funeral Home

Celebration of Life

11:00 AM Fri., Apr. 06, 2018
Location: Clyde Ave. Baptist Church

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Alexander Finlayson
Florence/Sydney Mines

It is with sadness that we, the family, announce the peaceful passing of our husband, father, poppy and brother, Alexander Finlayson, age 81, on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in Sydney Mines on November 26, 1936, Alex was the son of the late John and Violet (Bonnar) Finlayson.
Alex worked for Devco for over 30 years as a brusher, at both the Princess and Prince Collieries, retiring due to injuries.
Although a quiet, unassuming man, Alex enjoyed a good laugh, a great tune, family gatherings, an occasional drive in the country, a cup of tea by the water and staying close to home. Alex had a generous heart, even to a fault. He loved children, especially his own, and held a great love and respect for our vets.
In his early years, he was quite involved with the Florence Legion Branch 83, in Florence, being a member for many years, serving on the Visitation Committee for 10 years, helping out with the children’s sock hops, volunteering for various kitchen duties, from cutting potatoes for soup, to doing dishes, and playing in the Men’s and mixed dart leagues.
He is survived by his wife, Annette (Mouland); sons, Alex (Lynn), Florence and Danny (Nicole), Edmonton, AB; daughters, Jane (Donnie), Helene (Shelly), Wendy (Pearce), Sandra (Alex), Kathy (Sandy), all of North Sydney, Dorothy (Martin), Guelph, ON and Johnena (Charlie), North Sydney; step-children, George (Jen) Drake, Garfield (Shannon) Drake, Guelph, ON and Leah (Hubert) Mertens, Sydney Mines, 23 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy (Wilfred) Theriault and Kay (Vic) Gale; sister-in-law, Anne; brothers, Jack and Russell; numerous nieces and nephews; his in-laws, Bessie (John) Lahey, Della (Wally) Beal, Evelyn Hawco, Charles Mouland, Harold Mouland and George (Cathy) Mouland, and his former wife and mother of his children, Helen (Pero) Drake.
Besides his parents, Alex was predeceased by his grandson, Danny Christie; sisters, Mary Catherine, Johnena, Helen and Dianne; brothers, Louis, Murdock, Solly, Danny and Walter; sons-in-law, Jimmy Christie and Jim Russell; daughter-in-law, Janice Finlayson; brothers-in-law, John Lannigan, and John Hawco, and sisters-in-law, Anita, Brenda and Helen Finlayson.
The family would like to thank Dr. Marek Knott, and Joanna for their many years of professional care and kindness, also in recent weeks, to the many staff (doctors and nurses especially) of the Northside General Hospital ER and 5th floor, The Cape Breton Regional ER, Floor 3A, and the ICU.
Visitation for Alex Finlayson will be held in J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, Main Street, Sydney Mines, on Thursday, April 5, 2018, from 7-9 p.m., a celebration of his life will take place Friday at 11 a.m. in Clyde Avenue, Baptist Church, with Rev. Brian Barron officiating.
If desired, donations in Alex’s memory may be made to the Veteran’s Comfort Fund (any Legion) or a charity of your choice.
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Heaven has gained a treasure… Until we meet again.
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Rick Greene
   Posted Thu April 05, 2018
Emily,so sorry to hear about your granddad.Keep his memory close to your heart in the next few days and months.Hopefully the good memories you have of him will ease your heart a little at this terrible time.Sending love and prayers to you.Love you .....Rick

   Posted Thu April 05, 2018
Alex & Lynn , Please except my Deepest Condolence on the Death of your Dad . My Prayers and Thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time . May your Dad R.I.P.

Leslie and Dale Abbott
   Posted Thu April 05, 2018
Wendy, Pearce and family
We’re so very sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Please know we are thinking of you all at this very difficult time.
Love and prayers
Les and Dale

Susan O'Toole
   Posted Fri April 06, 2018
I'm so sorry for your loss.

Ray & Diane Clarke
   Posted Fri April 06, 2018
Annette we are very sorry to hear of Alex's passing our sincere condolences to you and the family

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