Edward Forrest

Born: Tue., Dec. 17, 1940
Died: Fri., Aug. 23, 2019


Celebration of Life

10:00 AM Thu., Aug. 29, 2019
Location: Holy Family Church


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Sydney Mines
Edward Arnold Forrest

It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of our much loved, Edward Arnold Forrest,78, on Friday, August 23, 2019 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, surrounded by love from his wife and family.
Born in Sydney Mines on December 17,1940, he was the son of the late Peter and Agnes Forrest. Skinny, as everyone knew him, started his career at the Princess Colliery Mine and continued working on the railway with Devco for 35 years. He will forever be known for his hard work, his willingness to always help out with anything, and his sense of humour.
He will forever be missed by the love of his life, his wife of 58 years Catherine (Mills) Forrest, his children Wendy, Cindy (Fraser), Kim,  Blair (Nona), Barry (Michelle), Robert (Roxanne), Sydney Mines, Heather (Peter),  Brenda (Stacey), Florence ,Keith ((Gloria) Alberta, his brothers Charles, Dave , his sister Linda, Sydney Mines and his 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, whom loved him very much.
He was predeceased by his parents, his son Kenneth, his brothers Alexander, Peter, Willis and George, and sisters Della, Edith, Elizabeth, Agnes, and Mary, his father and mother-in-law John and Maydell Mills, and sister-in-law Loretta (Mills) Ryan.
Cremation has taken place. A celebration of his life will take place at Holy Family Church, Sydney Mines on Thursday August 29, 2019, at 10 am with Fr. Jim Oliver officiating. Words of comfort may be forwarded to his family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com
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Heather Bennett
   Posted Tue August 27, 2019
Wendy, Tracy and family, my deepest and sincere blessing to you all during this difficult time. Keep your memories close to your heart.

Betty and Reuben Daly
   Posted Tue August 27, 2019
So very sorry for your loss ,Skinny was a great guy, and sure will be missed

Wanda Jessome
   Posted Tue August 27, 2019
So Very Sorry, For The Loss Of Your Husband,..., { Kay }, and Family., ..., He Will Be Greatly Missed By All!!., ..., You Got Your Angel Wing,s, ..., Fly High Uncle Skinny, Fly High!., ..., Will Be Missed By, ..., Wanda, Murray and Boy,s, Jessome !., ..., GOD BLESS !.

Colleen O'Handley
   Posted Tue August 27, 2019
So sorry to hear the news of Uncle Skinnys passing, my thoughts are with you and the family at this time. You will always have your memories, he was a wonderful man!

Eileen MacKinnon-Lewis
   Posted Tue August 27, 2019
To Kay and Family:

I was so saddened to hear of Skinny's death. He often would be at the end of his driveway when I would be going to Black Point and we would chat and recall so many old friends and facts of growing up in the same neighborhood. He always had a chuckle to share. My deepest condolences to each of you as you walk through this time of immense grief.

Clarence Prince
   Posted Tue August 27, 2019
To Kay and family:

The loss of a loved one is never easy. I was saddened to hear of Edward (Skinny's) passing. He was a great guy and always willing to engage in a conversation with you. He will indeed be missed. He will always live in your hearts and memories. God Bless!

Albert Long
   Posted Tue August 27, 2019
Robert & Family.

So very sorry for your loss . We are thinking of you all during this difficult time.

Tish (Collins) MacLeod
   Posted Tue August 27, 2019
My deepest sympathies to Kay & the entire family for your loss.

Jason Groves
   Posted Tue August 27, 2019
So saddened to hear of Skinny's passing. I feel fortunate to have seen him this past month after being away for many years. He still had that great smile and the booming voice seemed a touch softer.
I hope you are surrounded by many fond memories and stories during this difficult time. Although he may be gone, love can never be taken away.
Bless you all. RIP Skinny.

Hugh Fraser
   Posted Wed August 28, 2019
Sorry for your loss.

Geraldine Ferguson
   Posted Wed August 28, 2019
Michelle, Sorry to hear of your loss . You are in my thoughts & prayers. Geraldine Ferguson

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