Art Publicover

Born: Tue., Sep. 22, 1959
Died: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019


2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Fri., Jan. 11, 2019
Location: J.M. Jobes Funeral Home

Celebration of Life

3:00 PM Fri., Jan. 11, 2019
Location: J.M. Jobes Funeral Home

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Arthur Benjamin Publicover
Middle River

We, the family of Art Publicover are sad to announce his sudden passing on Monday, January 7, 2019, at the age of 59.
Born in Halifax on September 22, 1959, he was the son of the late Harry and Shirley (Truman) Publicover of Peggy’s Cove.
After marrying the love of his life, Roberta (Susie) (Hancock), they decided to move home to Cape Breton to be with his children Cora Lee (Jason) and Ann Marie (Colin), and his grandchildren Marissa, Jordan and Amelia, his pride and joy.
Art worked for over 30 years with the school board in Halifax. After retiring, Art and Susie moved back to Cape Breton to be with their families. He loved to play baseball, and drive his motorcycle.
Anyone who had the privilege of meeting Art loved him. He was like a big teddy bear, always there for a hug or handshake, no matter how often you saw him. Art will be missed by all.
He also leaves behind his sister Marie (Clyde), brother Leslie (Cindy), both of Peggy’s Cove, mother and father-in-law Marion (Hancock) and Edward Clarke, special aunt and uncle Goldie and Rodney, special friends Gail and Blaine Morash, many nieces, nephews and brothers and sisters-in-law.
Besides his parents, Art was predeceased by his son Eddie.
Visitation for Art Publicover will be held Friday, January 11, 2019, from 2-3 J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, Main St., Sydney Mines. A celebration of his life will take place at 3 p.m. in the funeral home. Words of comfort may be forwarded to his family at

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Garvie, Janet, Danny, Tammie, Graham, Lisa Morash and kids
   Posted Wed January 09, 2019
Dear Susie and family,
On behalf of all of us, I know words cannot explain what you are going through at a time like this. We just want you to know that we all thought the world of Art. He will be missed by all who had the prevlidge of knowing him. Cory and Ashley still talk about how much fun they had playing cards with both of you.....

All our love, Garvie, Janet and family.

Melanie Caines
   Posted Wed January 09, 2019
I’m so very sorry to hear of Art’s passing. Hugs to all of his family. He was one of the kindest and sincere people I’ve ever known.

Lynn Scanlan
   Posted Wed January 09, 2019
Susie and family I’m so sorry for your great loss, Art was a wonderful man.
I am greatful for the many conversation we had during my short stay in Baddeck.

Art and Doris Campbell
   Posted Wed January 09, 2019
We are very sorry to hear of this tragic news. We have nothing but good memories of Art especially my time working with him at East St Margaret's. Please except out sincere condolences to Susie and the family. Love Doris and Art Campbell

Bill and Helen Matheson and family
   Posted Wed January 09, 2019
Dear Susie and family, We are saddened by the news that Art has passed. I have fond memories of working with Art both at ESM and Shatford. He had thoughtfulness and a caring and kind manner that endeared him to students, families and staff. His contributions made a difference in the lives of others, what more could a person aspire to? And, to be truthful, he always found a way to yank my chain or tease but it was always followed by a laugh and that great smile and I loved it. He will be missed but he will not be forgotten. Love to all. Bill and Helen Matheson

Susie and Gary Zinck (Smeltzer)
   Posted Wed January 09, 2019
Susie, Marie, Leslie and families. We were so saddened to hear of Art's passing. He was a wonderful man. I still remember the times we spent at Shirley and Harry's in West Dover. We used to have so much fun. Our love and thoughts are with you all.

Love Susie and Gary

Kathy Fletcher
   Posted Wed January 09, 2019
To Art’s Family,
So sad to hear about Art’s passing. I worked with him at Shatford school. We shared many great laughs and had a lot of fun, during the years we worked together. He was a genuinely kind, compassionate, and caring person. Memories of having worked with wonderful people like Art, are the ones you are most grateful for. So very sorry for your loss. Sincerely, Kathy Fletcher

Mary Zinck
   Posted Wed January 09, 2019
Marie and all of Art's family our deepest condolences to all in the great loss of Art. We knew Art for many years and he was always the same way kind, happy and above all a very loving man. I know he will be deeply missed by you. Rest easy Art.

Love Mary & George Zinck
East Dover, N.S.

Lana Newcombe
   Posted Thu January 10, 2019
Dear Suzie & Family,
Sending love your way.I will cherish,all the memories,I have of Art,may you find comfort in yours,God Bless,xxoo.

Norma Hennebury
   Posted Thu January 10, 2019
Dear family and friends of Art:
My deepest sympathies at the loss of Art. I had the pleasure of working with Art and his dad Harry at East St. Margaret's school. Art was a kind, fun loving, hard worker that we shared many memorable moments with. We used to call him our Elvis for obvious reasons. If you needed something done for the kids he was always there with a willing helping hand. Art had a great sense of humour and gave as well as took many practical jokes. I am so sad for your loss. God bless.

Bobby and Linda MacDonald
   Posted Thu January 10, 2019
Susie and family:

Our sincere condolences to all of you at this time on the passing of Art. It was a shock to learn of his death being such a young man. May the memories of your years together bring peace at this time.

Bobby and Linda MacDonald

Margaret (Fry) McGraw
   Posted Thu January 10, 2019
My Friend, Roberta (Susie) & family

My heart cries tears for your loss. There is not much to say when someone has lost their love and best friend. Please know that I am thinking of you.

Jean Buchanan
   Posted Thu January 10, 2019
Dear Susie & family,
It is with great sadness that I heard about Art's passing. I worked with Art at Shatford Memorial School one year. I was so surprised the first time I heard his voice over the PA system when he did the morning announcements at the school. It was great to hear his voice. I came to find out he would step in and do this on days when the principal was absent....that was Art. He was so kind and would help out in any way he could. I used to ask him if he would mind listening to what the students were working on in class as he passed by our door. It was great for the kids to have someone besides me to show what they were learning and I can still picture Art listening to the kids and complimenting them on how well they were doing. I was so pleased a few years later when he came to work at Tantallon Elementary where I was working...and of course that was the school he was at when he retired. As you said, everyone who knew Art loved him. My thoughts go out to you all at this difficult time.

Jean Buchanan

Donna Maas
   Posted Mon January 14, 2019
Dear Suzie,

So sorry to hear of Art's passing. Art was such a gentle soul. He will and has been missed.
Condolences from Tantallon Senior Elementary school.

Barb stokes
   Posted Fri January 18, 2019
Dear Susie and family, So sorry to hear about Art's passing. You are in our thoughts and our hearts go out to you at this difficult time. Barb and Rob

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