Bucky Saunders

June 28, 1959 ~ May 15, 2021 (age 61)


Lewis Alexander “Bucky” Saunders


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our brother Lewis Alexander “Bucky” Saunders, age 61, Sydney Mines, on Saturday May 15, 2021, at home, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Sydney Mines on June 28 1959, he was the son of the late John and Helen Saunders (Sis Devoe). Bucky was a member of Holy Family Parish, worked for the CBRM for 40 plus years. Bucky will be remembered for his love of horses, tinkering with lawnmowers, working with leather, being outdoors, out in the barn, daily coffees, spending time with family and friends and his love for children even though he had none of his own.

He is survived by sisters Marie (Robert J.) Potter, Rose (Bill)  MacRae all of Sydney Mines, Maltida (Tillie) Michael O’Toole of Alder Point, Bernadette “Goodie” of Whitby Ontario. Brothers Kenneth and Ernie (Lillian) Saunders of Sydney Mines. Sister in-laws Sharon and Dianne Saunders. nieces and nephews Bill (June), Godson Shaun (Tammy), Steven, Trevor, Jason (Dawna), Michael Ryan (Katie), Tanya (John), Brittany (BJ), Paul (Jennifer), Shannon (Terry), Ernie (Rachel), Laura (Joey), Bernie (Kim), Bobby (Crystal), along with great-nieces and nephews and cousins.

Tanya was a special niece that spent lots of time taking him to doctors appointments, running errands, etc. Her daughter Lacey Lynn he treasured and loved dearly.

He will be missed dearly by best buddies Ray and Family, Raymond, Charlie, Billy, Fubber, Jimmy, Joanne, Laura and the kids and many more.

Besides his parents, Bucky was predeceased sister Judy (Charlie) Young, baby brother William James, brothers John Kevin “Red”, Bernard Francis, brother-in-law Rob “Bozo”, grandparents Ernest and Matilda Devoe, and John and Margaret Saunders.

The family would like to send a special thank you to Dr. Andrew Wawer and staff, EHS, and Cape Breton Regional Police and all family and friends who were supportive at these difficult times.

Donations in memory of Bucky can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of one’s choice. Bucky will always be in our hearts and never be forgotten!

There will be no visitation or funeral. The burial will take place at a later date.

Words of comfort may be forwarded to his family at



Letter From Heaven


When tomorrow starts without me,

and I’m not here to see,

if the sun should rise

and find your eyes,

filled with tears for me.


I wish so much you wouldn’t cry,

the way you did today,

while thinking of the many things

we didn’t get to say.


I know how much you love me,

as much as I love you,

and each time you think of me,

I know you’ll miss me too.


When tomorrow starts without me,

don’t think we’re far apart,

for every time you think of me,

I’m right there in your heart.


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