Jimmy Pero

Born: Fri., Jan. 26, 1934
Died: Mon., Sep. 2, 2019


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Sep. 06, 2019
Location: J.M. Jobes Funeral Home

Celebration of Life

10:00 AM Sat., Sep. 07, 2019
Location: Holy Family Church

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James Everette (Jimmy) Pero
Sydney Mines

It is with very sad hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved James Everette Pero, age 85, on Monday, September 2, 2019, at the Northside General Hospital.
Born in Florence on January 26, 1934, he was the son of the late John and Rebecca (Bonnar) Pero.
Jimmy was very well known, respected and loved in his community. For many years, he owned and operated Pero’s Club in Sydney Mines. It was a place where all the boys gathered, played pool, shared stories, and planned how they could make their community a better place by forming the Sydney Mines Sportsman Club. The members of the club completed numerous projects that raised substantial amounts of money, which they were able to donate to various organizations, and to those in need in their community. Pero’s Club held very fond memories for Jimmy. He loved and thought highly of each and every guy that spent valuable time with him. He considered all the BOYS family. Five years ago, all of the guys gathered to celebrate Jimmy, and that was truly the highlight of his life.
Jimmy was also a member of Holy Family Parish in Sydney Mines, and was certainly a man of faith, and deeply loved God. Even in the hospital he was preaching how we should love one another, and that is just what he did. Jimmy was also a long-time member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 2024, Sydney Mines.
Jimmy is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Frances LeBlanc of Millville, and his two beautiful sisters, Rebecca (Bunnie) DiPersio, Sydney Mines, and Elva King, Watertown, Mass.; brothers-in-law Percy (Jose), Adrian (Shelly), sisters-in-law June (Joe) Kowalski, Gladys (John Morris), Donna, Rose (Wayne) Carey, Marlene, Linda (Patrick) Marsh, and many nieces and nephews who thought the world of him, and loved him deeply.
Besides his parents, Jimmy was predeceased by his brothers William (Dick), Alex, Ray, Lorne, Basil and Jack Pero, sisters May Ivey, Millie Coady and Eileen Moore, father and mother-in-law William and Loretta LeBlanc, brothers-in-law Buddy, Gordon, Elmer, Hector DiPersio, Cas Coady, Jim Ivey, Leroy Moore and David King, and sisters-in-law Theresa and Hilda.
The family would like to take this opportunity to express our sincerest gratitude to the devoted, compassionate staff of 5 East at the Northside General Hospital, and also Dr. Michel McKeough and Louise. Thank you for treating Jimmy with such kindness and respect while always providing excellent care.
Visitation for Jimmy Pero will take place on Friday, September 6, 2019, from 5-8 pm in J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, at 10 am in Holy Family Church, with Fr. Jim Oliver officiating. Words of comfort may be forwarded to his family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome

“Let your life reflect the faith you have in God”
Jimmy feared nothing, prayed about everything, was strong,
trusted God’s word, and loved fiercely.
To him, everything and everybody was BEAUTIFUL.
His life was faith filled !!!

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Denis McKeough
   Posted Thu September 05, 2019
My family and I would like to pass our condolences to Francis and all the Pero family and relatives on the loss of our friend Jimmy. Growing up in Sydney Mines, watching the men go up and down the stairs above the grocery store next to my fathers' medical office, always stoked our curiosities. Only years later did I fully learn the occurrences of this establishment and the interesting genuine man who ran this business. I was fortunate enough to get to know this man, his wife, and some of his relatives over my time at his establishment which resulted in a life long friendship which continued through the years by telephone conversations and several visits. Jimmy Pero, rest in peace.

Anne MacKinnon
   Posted Thu September 05, 2019
I wish to offer my deepest Sympathy to you, dear Florence, and to all of Jimmy's relatives and friends on his passing. Jimmy was the sweetest, kindest neighbour anyone could hope for. As his beautiful obit says, he WAS a man of faith, and I'm sure the Good Lord was waiting for him with wide open arms! Rest in peace Jimmy; you will be missed!60

Bhreagh Moore
   Posted Thu September 05, 2019
My condolences to Frances, family and friends. Throughout my life I always loved seeing Jimmy and his big smile and hearing his laugh. I will miss seeing him but I take comfort in thinking that my Grandmother Eileen, his sister, is reunited with him now.

Paula Keeling
   Posted Fri September 06, 2019
What can I say.....I love my Uncle Jimmy very much and I am going to miss his smile and his big "Hello Dear". I am thankful we got to spend more time together the last few years. He and Frances always welcomed me into their home, always fussing over me and feeding me. I enjoyed every visit. I will miss him but I take great comfort knowing he is at peace and with dad and his family and friends. God Bless.

Annette Dowling and the late Cyril (Augie) Handley
   Posted Fri September 06, 2019
Please accept our condolences, so sorry for your loss.

Sylvia walker
   Posted Sat September 07, 2019
My sincere sympathies are sent to Jimmy’s family. As one of the few women to have visited and be accepted into the “gentleman’s club”, I can vouch first hand at how he was well respected and loved by those who attended. Charming and always welcoming towards me and my husband , Scott Walker, he will be fondly remembered by all who knew him! Scott was a proud member and always made sure to drop by the club once he unpacked the car at the house! It was truly an honour for Scott to be the emcee at the reunion 5 years ago. I’m certain that he and Boyd Marsh are having a welcoming toast for Jimmy as he enters the Big Club!! Love, Sylvia

Andrew Gillan
   Posted Mon September 09, 2019
Dear Francis and family, I'm sorry to hear about Jimmy's passing. He was a really nice guy (a perfect gentleman) and was a positive influence on the young people of the Northside. I'm sorry for your loss. May God bless and comfort you through the difficult days and months ahead.

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