James Joseph Hickey
January 28, 1926 – November 30, 2018
Passed peacefully away on November 30, 2018 at Chancellor Park surrounded by his family – James Joseph Hickey of LogyBay/MiddleCove/OuterCove, age 92 years. Leaving to mourn with wonderful memories of 67 years is his wife Alice (Loretta) Hickey; his children Jimmy (Andrea), Jenny (Mike), Annie (Keith), Mary (Shawn), Pat, Catherine (Brad), Peter, Billy (Janna), Alice (Derek), Johnny, Michael, Stephen (Tina), Rodney (Niki), Predeceased by his parents James and Annie Hickey.
His family and in-laws as follows: Pat Hickey (Betty), Elizabeth Cahill (Martin), Mary Power (John), Margaret Rose (Jack), Nell Houston (Will), Perpetua Tobin (Max), Peter Hickey (Kay), Margaret Rose (Jack), Alice Croke (William), Catherine Hickey and Maria Hickey, and James Cadigan (Nora). Mary Dyer Lynch (William), Bridie Power (Kevin), Michael Dyer (Rosella), Paddy Dyer (Bernice), Johnny Dyer (Linda), Bill Dyer (Ruth), Anne Kendall (Fred), Nell Devereaux (Paddy), Aggie Dyer, Madonna Bonia (Ray) and Johnny Lynch.
18 Grandchildren: Corinna, Deena (Jason), Jamie (Jackie), Pamela, Terry (Alison), Charlene, Tonya (Jason), Krista (Gary), Natasha (Jason), Stephanie (Stephen), Ryan (Allison), Anna, Dalton, Brandon (Robyn), Cassidy, Dylan, Jacob, Zachary.
16 Great Grandchildren: Evelyn, Maria, Emily, Michael, Reagan, Jayden, Jaime-Leah, Bradley, Ethan, Carter, Mason, Josh (Sheanne), Samantha, Heidi, Eric, Petra.
1 Great Great Grandchild Lilah.
Special nephew Gerard Tobin (Ivy), special family friend Gary Noftall, His great buddies “The Stack Point Boys”, as well as a large circle of relatives and friends, and special friend Hubert Bourne.
Dad was a true inspiration for all who knew him. With only Grade 3 education, he could stand toe-to-toe with anyone. He could fix, repair and build anything and he always got the job done. He always knew how to laugh, loved to dance – especially the bird dance, locomotion and macarena. He never missed Mass and had a very strong belief in God. When Dad wanted to tell you something and wanted his point made, he would point his crooked finger at you and say, “I’m telling you right straight”, and let me tell you, we listened. In his early years he loved to sing a good song, play the accordion, play the spoons, and mouth organ. He outlived all of his brothers and sisters. In the last several years he loved to go to “Stacks Point” every day to meet “the boys”. He was always there to help everyone and he worked hard all of his life. He loved all of his children and got a great kick out of all of his grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchild and loved everyone equally. He always hummed a tune to himself and when you walked in the door, he always greeted everyone in his own kind way. He is our strongest link in our family chain and now that link is broken.
Resting at Caul’s Funeral Home, Torbay with visitation on Sunday from 12 pm until 9 pm and Monday from 12 pm until 9 pm. Funeral Mass will take place on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 9:30 am from St. Francis of Assisi Church in Outer Cove with interment to follow at St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully accepted or a donation may be made in James’ memory to the St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery Fund.
Special thanks to Gloria Parsons and the Staff at Chancellor Park for their care and compassion as well as the staff at the Health Science Centre.
“DEATH, LIKE BIRTH MUST BE A TREMENDOUS EVENT – ENJOY THIS EVENT DAD!!”
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of James Joseph Hickey January 28 1926 November 30 2018..