Don Perks

Born: Sun., Mar. 9, 1952
Died: Sat., Jun. 22, 2019

Family to do services at later date


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Tue., Jun. 25, 2019
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Tue., Jun. 25, 2019
Location: J.M. Jobes Funeral Home

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Don Perks “Perksie”
March 09, 1952 – June 22, 2019
Sydney Mines

It is with sadness but sense of relief that we announce Don's peaceful passing in the wee hours of the morning on June 22.  He battled Melanoma courageously with numerous triumphs.  His strength, determination and eternal optimism will be remembered by all whose lives he has touched.  The love of family and friends surrounded him and we were grateful for the tranquility and rest that came over him.
Born in Mississauga, Don was an “all in” guy, devoted to his friends.  Family was a privilege and was to be treasured and nurtured.  Don is survived by his best friend Cindy; son Jon and his wife Amber; daughter Jessica and her fiancé Sheldon and granddaughters Merissa and “JJ” Jordynn.  Also left to mourn Don’s passing are his brother Glen and his wife Wanda; his mother Mary; sister Darleen and brothers Ray and Bill.   Don was loved by his nieces and nephews and will be fondly remembered by all as “Unka Don”.
Besides his dad, Don Perks Sr., Don was predeceased by “mom and dad” Archie and Alice and Scott and Marilyn Wolstenholme and grand-nephew Noah.
The family wishes to thank our medical team.  Dr. Lucy Heylar and Dr. Carmen Giacomantonio Halifax; Dr. Ron MacCormick, Dr. Stephanie Lapierre and Dr. Meaghan Keating CBRH; Dr. Paul Hickey and the Nursing Angels of 4D and VON services. Don referred to them as his Dream Team.
Visitation and Celebration of Life will be held at J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main Street, Sydney Mines, on Tuesday June 25th 2019, from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.
A Celebration of Life will also be held at a later date in Whistler, BC.  
In lieu of flowers, donations in Don’s memory may be made to the palliative care unit of CBRH An Cala.   Words of comfort may be forwarded to his family at

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Patricia MacEachern Estabrooks
   Posted Mon June 24, 2019
Cindy and Family:
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. Sending you a tight hug and sincere condolences.

Ray Perks
   Posted Mon June 24, 2019
We are very sorry to hear of Don's death. Our heartfelt condolences to Cindy and the family.
Ray and Christine Perks

mabel johnston
   Posted Mon June 24, 2019
hi cindy; I was sorry to read of dons passing.Please know that you and your family are in my prayers.

mabel johnston

Sandy McNabb
   Posted Mon June 24, 2019
Dear Cindy,
My deepest sympoathies to you and your family on Don's passing. I know how difficult it is to lose one's best friend and partner in life. May you know the peace of blessing of Almighty God during this difficult time.
Sandy McNabb

Martha Ross
   Posted Wed June 26, 2019
Dear Cindy and Family, My deepest sympathy to you all, may Don rest in peace after a long struggle with his illness. You are all in my thoughts and prayers, the strength you need at this time and days ahead, will come from our loving gracious Heavenly Father, and the wonderful happy memories of your love one.

Susan Morrison
   Posted Wed June 26, 2019
Dear Cindy and Family: I am so sorry to hear about Don's death . My thoughts are with you all at this very difficult time .
Sincerely, Susan (Selfridge) Morrison

Jeri Pero-Fraser
   Posted Wed June 26, 2019
Dearest Cindy,
I am just learning today of Don's passing and I can tell you truthfully that my heart is aching for you and your children and grandchildren. When we start out as young married couples, we expect to grow old with the one we love and facing a future without them must be incredibly difficult. You have had much heartache in your life the last number of years and I can only hope that your children and especially your grandchildren bring you much comfort in the days ahead. I just want you to know I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I only wish I had know before this so I could pay my respects in person.
Thinking of you,

Geoff A'Bear
   Posted Thu August 01, 2019
My thoughts are with you and your Family. May God comfort you in the days ahead.


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