T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel

755 George Street, Sydney, NS


Cora Marie Dennis

December 25, 1953July 24, 2020

It is with deep sorrow that the families of Cora Marie Dennis announce her passing at her home on July 24, 2020. Cora was born on December 25, 1953, to parents, Noel Dennis and Mary Francis Dennis.

She is survived by her loving husband, Brian J. Sheppard; her children, Lawrence-Lowe (Tammy), Perry (Katrina), Dorothy (Mick), Dorianna, Rachel (Mike), Nora Marshall, and Roselena Marshall, Troy Michael, Vincent Sylliboy, Indian Brook First Nation; her siblings, Jean Doris (Frank), Gerald, Cecelia, George (Ginger), Stephen (Florence), James (Debbie), Veronice, Noel Jr. (Kathy), Annette) Bertram), Lawrence, Gail Theresa (Darren), Vernon, Iris, and Mary Johnson; her 33 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and eight God children.

Cora was predeceased by her mother and father, her first husband Lawrence (Deedum) Marshall and her siblings Charlie Joe, Marlene, Frances, John Duncan, Keith and Norman Doucette, and Pamela Doucette.

Cora worked for 40 years for the Eskasoni Band Office. She loved her work and her coworkers. She had a huge heart always helping others. She had an infectious smile and a distinctive laugh which will never be forgotten. Cora loved her drives through the countryside, her “double up”, fishing, camping and moose hunting in the CB highlands. She truly loved her family.

Her families would like to thank Dr. Carol Critchley, VON nurses, all health care and essential workers and palliative care for their exceptional help. In her last days, Cora was surrounded by her loving family. Wel’anin.

Visitation will be held at the Gabriel Centre, Eskasoni, NS starting at 7pm on July 30, 2020. Funeral Mass will be at Holy Family Church on Aug 1, 2020 at 10:30am, Due to seating restrictions in the church the service is limited to family only. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Cora’s memory can be made to the Cancer Society or Palliative Care of Cape Breton. Online condolence and memories can be shared with family by visiting www.twcurry.com.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 30, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Saturday, August 1, 2020


Cora Marie Dennis

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Elizabeth Young

August 4, 2020

Sincere condolences to Cora's family.
Cora and I met back in the mid 60s when her Mom and Dad came to New Waterford selling their creations. We bonded instantly and looked forward to seeing one another whenever we could. I worked at three different Bldg Supply companies over the years and spoke with Cora at the Band Office. Loved her contagious laugh! She knew me as Betty Shaw, my maiden name. She will be missed! Much love to the family! ❤

Bernard G MacDonald

July 31, 2020

Many good memories of Cora,she was a kind hearted lady,who was good to everyone,she will be dearly missed,especially at chestico days in port hood

josephine Mac Neil, Big Pond

July 30, 2020

To Brian and all family members, I am so sorry for your loss. Yes Cora could laugh. I remember it well. I would see cora around the Band Office and of course Woolco and Walmart. She was always so full of lie. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad and very difficult time. RIP Cora

Larry and Christine Victory

July 30, 2020

So sorry to hear about Cora. She was a wonderful lady, always positive and smiling. She had such a big heart. Thinking of you at this difficult time. Thoughts and prayers for you all.

john bates

July 30, 2020

loved this woman always smiling a elight to be around rip CORA

john bates

July 29, 2020

one of the friendliest and always smiling people i met while delivering in that area she told me my name in her language was Saan she always called me that seen her 5 days a week for years a very bright spot in my day god love you rip CORA

Melaney Mac Neil

July 29, 2020

I’m so very sorry to be reading that Cora has passed. I always loved her zest for life and sense of humour. She will be very missed and I send huge hugs to Brian and their family at this time.

Donald MacDonald

July 29, 2020

Many great chat at Chestico Days in Port Hood or at the old house too
she and mom love to drink tea and have long chats..they'll continue it now
RIP Cora

Dawn Miller

July 29, 2020

Cora was a great lady with such a contagious laugh. She made everyone feel better when in her presence. Going to miss hearing her "I wish" greeting. Sending thoughts and prayers to the family.

Janice & Trevor Bennett

July 29, 2020

Our deepest sympathy to Brian and the family. Cora was a unique soul. One memory that will always stay with me is how she had the next Christmas gifts bought by the start of a new year.
RIP Cora....You will be sorely missed💔


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