John Alfred Spearing - 85
John Alfred Spearing, 85, of 1 Taigh Na Mara, formerly of Dorchester Street and 119 Fifth 1 St., The Hub, Glace Bay, passed away Sunday, March 2, 2003 at Taigh Na Mara, Main Street, Glace Bay.
Born in St. Mary's Harbour, Labrador, he was the son of the late George and Hazel (Chubbs) Spearing.
Hewasa member of the Salvation Army Citadel, Glace Bay. John was employed by Devco for 30 years before retiring in 1970. He served with the Cape Breton Highlanders and was a member of Branch 119 Legion, Tower Road.
John is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary (Clarke) Spearing; daughters, Jane (Al) MacCuish, Glace Bay, Emily Taylor, Moncton, N.B.; son; Chuck (Heather) Spearing, Glace Bay; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, John was predeceased by a son, George; and a sister, Martha Ann.
John will be sadly missed by his family and friends and fondly remembered for his quiet manner, his smile and for his blue eyes.
His family would like to thank the staff of Taigh Na Mara for their kindness and care over the past 15 months.