T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel

755 George Street, Sydney, NS


Sally Bussey

14 November, 19464 February, 2020

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of a wonderful wife mother and sister. Sal Bussey passed away peacefully February 4, 2020 surrounded by her loving family in the Palliative Care Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born November 14, 1946 in Little Lorraine, she was the daughter of John William Burke and the late Mary Margaret (Campbell) Burke. Sally was an outstanding wife, mother, sister and inspiration to all. She will be deeply missed by the love of her life David and husband of over 50 years, her daughter and best friend Barbara (James) MacDougall of Albert Bridge, devoted sons; David (Melinda) Bussey of Louisburg, and Shaun (Susan) Bussey of Mira. Nana will be missed by her wonderful grandchildren, Tyler, Karen, Brett, Karley, Desarae, Kolby and Oceanna. Sal was a faithful member of St. Joseph Mission Parish Albert Bridge. Sal was predeceased by her Mother Mary Burke, her sister Germaine Pink, 9 siblings in infancy, and Tom and Ethel Bussey (parents in law) She will also be greatly missed by her siblings, Linda (Johnny) MacDonald; Louisburg, Donna Burke; Louisburg, Loretta Maloney; Bedford, John (Joan) Burke; Fredericton, NB, Adrian (Marlene) Burke; Sydney River, Jacqueline (Stephen) Rafuse; Cole Harbour, Chris Burke; Truro and her many loved nieces, nephews and cherished aunts and uncles. Sal was known for her kind and gentle spirit but most of all her love and passion for her family. Sal led an active life, enjoying many activities such as swimming, cycling, walking, camp, kayaking, shopping and travel. She especially enjoyed the boat rides with family and friends on the Mira. Sal was employed by National Sea Products for several years and then Fleur De Lis Motel in Louisburg followed by a lobster fishing with loving husband Dave and son Shaun. The family would like to thank the staff and volunteers of the Palliative Care Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital for their attentive compassionate care during this difficult time. Special thanks to Dr. Harless, Dr. Kian Khodadad, Amanda and Claudette at the Cape Breton Cancer Center. Visitation will be held on Saturday February 8th from 11 am -1 pm at Immaculate Conception Parish, Main-a-Dieu. Reverend Evo Di Pierro will be officiating the funeral mass at 1pm with a reception to follow. Interment will be at Brick Yard Road Cemetery at a future date. In keeping with Sal’s wishes, cremation has taken place under the care of TW Curry Parkview Chapel. Sal you were the most beautiful guiding light of our family circle. You played a big part in all our lives, and now that you are gone, our love for you will continue to go on and on. To leave online condolences please visit www.twcurry.com


  • Visitation Saturday, 8 February , 2020
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, 8 February , 2020


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Msry Burke

February 9, 2020

Sending Thoughts and Prayers to the family. R.I.P. Salley

Brenda Goyetche

February 8, 2020

I am deeply saddened by the news of Sally's loss. I pray that God will grant you the strength during this time of sadness. My most sincere condolences in your loss.

Brenda Goyetche

Martha Gwynn

February 8, 2020

David,I am so sorry to hear about sallys Passing.Our prayers to you all.May she rest in peace.

Florence and Dennis Wadden

February 7, 2020

David and Family, Nothing will be harder than those days ahead. Remember the past and find comfort in knowing Sally's suffering is over. Bless each of you and my prayers are with you .

Jo-Ann & Tracy MacDonald

February 7, 2020

Dave and all extended family. Tracy & I are very sorry to hear that Sally has passed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May all your special memories with her ease the pain. Tracy will be in touch with you. He has an obligation tomorrow, therefore we will miss the wake.
Tracy & Jo-Ann MacDonald

Donna O'Connell

February 7, 2020

Deepest condolences to Barbara and family during this heartbreaking time.
Saturdays won't be the same at our store without your morning shopping sessions . But we know your Mom loved spending that quality time with you .

As hard as it is we both know the pain is gone for them and healing time for us . Rest in Peace beautiful lady!

Art & Margie Kennedy

February 7, 2020

So very sorry to hear of Sal’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this heartbreaking time.

Sharon& Michael MacKenzie-Legere

February 7, 2020

Our deepest sympathy to Shaun, David , Barb and Dave on the loss of a wonderful Mom, Friend and Wife ... our thoughts are with you all during this time -Sharon, Michael and family.

Ramona Parczen

February 7, 2020

Sorry to Hear of Sally's passing. Condolences to the family ...Rod MacIntyre and Ramona

Dorothy & Lester Rafuse

February 7, 2020

Saying Good Bye is never easy, especially to such a dear sister as Sal. She might have lost the battle, but Sal won the war.

Keeping you all in our thoughts as you each go through this dark time. Sal will never leave you, she will always be there in your treasured memories.