Glenn Sexton

Born: Sat., Dec. 27, 1941
Died: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018


6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Wed., Dec. 05, 2018
Location: J.M. Jobes Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Thu., Dec. 06, 2018
Location: Carman United Church

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Glenn Henry Sexton
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It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of our husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, Glenn Henry Sexton on Monday December 3, 2018 at the Northside Guest Home.
Born in Sydney Mines on December 27, 1941, he was the youngest child of the late Henry and Maisie (Davis) Sexton.
Glenn graduated from St. Francis Xavier University in 1966 with his Bachelor of Arts followed by his Bachelor of Education in 1967.  He began his teaching career at Florence High School, followed by Bras d'Or High and finished his teaching career at Dr. T.L. Sullivan after thirty years.  He also taught Driver's Education for thirty years to many happy sixteen year olds.  He loved playing sports in his younger years, and watching the Blue Jays and Montreal Canadians in his later times.  
He is survived by his devoted wife Brenda Sexton (Devoe), his son Curtis, daughter-in-law Colette, daughter Lianna and son-in-law Dennis, as well as his six grandsons: Ryan and Logan Martin, London, Ronan, Jacob and Liam Sexton.  He is also survived by his sister Eleanor Marks, and in laws: Martha Sexton, Joyce and Doug Poole, Angie and Jackie MacNeil, Mabel and Gerald D'Eon, Lorraine and Gerard Doyle, Jane and Gary McNeil, Brian and Jane Devoe, Jimmy McGrath, along with many nieces and nephews.  
Besides his parents, Glenn was predeceased by his brother Howard, sister-in-law Margaret, sister Barbara and brother-in-law Mark Carey, brother Orville, brothers-in-law George Marks and Kevin Devoe, and sister-in-law Bev McGrath.
The family would like to express sincere thanks to the staff of Cara House at the Northside Guest Home and Dr. Peter Poulos for their care and compassion.  
Visitation will take place on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, from 6-9 p.m. at J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, Main St., Sydney Mines.  The Funeral Service will be held at Carman United Church Thursday, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Nick Phillips officiating. A reception will follow in the church hall after the service.
Donations in Glenn’s memory may be made to a local food bank or charity of choice.  Words of comfort may be forwarded to his family at

“May each happy moment
Be a lasting part of the special memories
That linger in our heart.”

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Marjorie & Bob O'Toole
   Posted Tue December 04, 2018
Dear Brenda and Family

Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad and difficult time.
May your love one rest in peace
With sincere sympathy

Marjorie & Bob

Jeannie Eyking
   Posted Tue December 04, 2018
My sincere condolences to the family of my special teacher Mr.Sexton. He was a gifted teacher and a fine human being. He had the ability to see past the clumsy adolescent to who the person could be. He was there when I needed him most. I am grateful for that.

   Posted Tue December 04, 2018
DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO YOU ON GLENN'S PASSING please know you are in our thoughts at this most difficult time sincerely Wayne & GLORIA

Shannon (Gaskell) Smith
   Posted Tue December 04, 2018
Brenda, Lianna, Curtis and families,
I was so saddened to hear about Glenn’s passing. Thinking of all of you during this difficult time, and offering prayers.

Susan O'Toole
   Posted Tue December 04, 2018
I was a student of Mr. Sexton's many years ago. He was a kind and patient teacher, one of my favourites. My condolences to you at this difficult time.

Ted Hollett
   Posted Tue December 04, 2018
So sorry to hear of Glenn's passing.I have many fond memories of our school years together.

Lori & Jimmy MacDonald
   Posted Wed December 05, 2018
Curtis and family,
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
Lori & Jimmy

Marilyn (Clark)Townsend
   Posted Wed December 05, 2018
Brenda and family

So sorry to hear of Glenn’s passing,keeping you all in my prayers and thoughts at this time.

robena strickland
   Posted Wed December 05, 2018
my condolence on the loss of your husband,may he rest in peace

Jim and Marilyn Murphy Ottawa
   Posted Fri December 07, 2018
Brenda, Eleanor and families,
Our sincere condolences on Glenn's passing. May God bless him and your family as you celebrate his life, now and in the days to come.

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