OBITUARY

Robert Christmas

May 22, 1950September 19, 2022
Obituary of Robert Christmas
Robert “Bob” Christmas, 72, of Membertou 1950 - 2022 It is with deep sadness and broken hearts we announce the passing of our loved one who passed away peacefully with family and friends by his side at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital on Monday, September the 19th, 2022. Bob is the son of the late Mary Bridget (Isadore) and Raymond Christmas of Membertou. Up until his retirement Bob worked for the Membertou Band as a carpenter and later as a janitor. Bob had a great love for music and sang every day, his favorite was fiddle music and playing drums. Bob loved to go fishing with his boys on a whim, stopping anywhere they could. He was an avid Toronto Maple Leaf’s fan and had a great sense of humour and loved to play tricks and pranks on people. Bob was very friendly and would help anybody in need and loved to share his life stories with whoever would listen. He had great faith and had a strong devotion to St. Ann’s Mission Church. Bob, along with his buddy Edmund Dooley held a walk-a-thon in the middle of a snow storm to raise money for his church. They walked from Membertou to Louisburg and back with Senator Dan Christmas driving behind. Bob volunteered his time behind the scenes to help his wife with whatever needed to be done at the church. Bob leaves behind his wife, Edith (Pearcey) Christmas and two sons at home, Shawn and Albert “A.J” (Miss Molly). As well as, daughters Karen Weeds and family, Of B.C., Vanessa (Fred) Bernard and family and son Kirk Doran and family, both of Alberta. Also left to mourn; sisters; June (John, deceased) Christmas, Judy (Basil) Hodder, Cecelia (Sandy, deceased) Christmas, all of Membertou, Joan (Paul) Martin, of Ottawa. Brother; George Sr.(Terry) Christmas and sisters-in-law Jessie and Puddy, of Membertou. He also leaves behind his Uncle Dr. Peter Christmas and Aunt Viola Christmas, of Membertou. Brother in-laws; Bill (Joanne), Butch (Paula), Mike (Marie), Chris (Ann), Steve (Alison), Lenny (Brenda). Sister-in-laws; Cathy (Mike) and Barb (Gerry) all of NL. Bob also leaves behind his Godson Luke Doucette and a large number of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends to mourn. Besides his parents, he was pre-deceased, by sister; Irene Paul and her husband Cyril, brothers; Russell Sr. and his wife Rhodena, Roger Sr. and Godson Roger Jr., his in-laws; Mary and Chum Pearcey of NL and his best man at his wedding, Maynard Christmas, of Membertou. Every day Bob told his wife he loved her and those were the last words he spoke. She will cherish them forever until they meet again. The family would like to thank Dr. Power and Maggie Wadden, Nurses, Mudd O’Reilly, Nicole Gallant, Rebecca Paul, and the staff of 3B at the CBRH for your compassionate care for Bob. The wake will be held at his home, 85 Tupsi Drive, Membertou, on Monday, September 26th, 2022 after 7pm and will continue until his funeral Mass on Wednesday, September 28th, 2022 at Our Lady of Fatima Church at 11:00 am with Fr. Bill Burke officiating. Internment at the Membertou Memorial Gardens. For those unable to attend, the Funeral Mass will be livestreamed via TW Curry’s facebook page. To share memories and condolences please visit www.twcurry.com.

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  • FAMILY

  • Edith (Pearcey) Christmas Wife
  • Albert "AJ" (Miss Molly) Son
  • Shawn Son
  • Karen Weeds Daughter
  • Vanessa Bernard (Fred) Daughter
  • Kirk Doran Son
  • June Christmas (John-deceased) Sister
  • Judy Hodder (Basil) Sister
  • Cecelia Christmas (Sandy-deceased) Sister
  • Joan Martin (Paul) Sister
  • George Sr Christmas (Terry) Brother
  • Jessie Sister-in-law
  • Puddy Sister-in-law
  • Dr. Peter Christmas Uncle
  • Viola Christmas Aunt
  • Bill (Joanne) Brother-in-law
  • Butch (Paula) Brother-in-law
  • Mike (Marie) Brother-in-law
  • Chris (Ann) Brother-in-law
  • Steve (Alison) Brother-in-law
  • Lenny (Brenda) Brother-in-law
  • Cathy (Mike) Sister-in-law
  • Barb (Gerry) Sister-in-law
  • Luke Doucette Godson
  • Mary Bridget (Isadore) and Raymond Christmas Parents (deceased)
  • Irene Paul (Cyril) Sister (deceased)
  • Russell Sr. (Rhodena) Brother (deceased)
  • Roger Sr Brother (deceased)
  • Roger Jr Godson (deceased)
  • Mary and Chum Pearcey In-laws (deceased)
  • Maynard Christmas Best man at his wedding (deceased)
  • Bob also leaves behind a large number of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends to mourn.

Past Services

Monday, September 26, 2022

Visitation

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Funeral Mass