John Gregory Tracey

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It is with heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of our loving son, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle, Greg Tracey, 52 years of age, of Glace Bay, on Monday February 1, 2016.

Greg is survived by his mother, Trudy, his children, Katie and Cassie, and two grandsons, Cooper and Benny. Also surviving are brothers Eddy, Robert, Kenny (Lezlee), David (Dale), Earl (Kim), Eric (Carol-Ann), Trevor and Bunny (Colleen), sisters Peggy (Chuck), Debbie (Joe), Jeannie, Linda (Darren), Colleen (Brad), and special nephew, Darren. Greg also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, and many close friends.

Greg served 10 years with the Canadian Armed Forces as a Communication Officer. After leaving the forces, he resided and worked in New Brunswick for several years. Greg returned to Cape Breton where he received his Construction Safety Training. At the time of his death, Greg was employed in Edmonton, Alberta with the oil industry as a Construction Safety Officer.

Greg was known for his delightful charm, great sense of humour, and willingness to lend a helping hand, especially to his friends at the Reserve Seniors Complex. Greg will be remembered by all who knew him as a loving father, great friend, and an all around good guy.

Greg was predeceased by his father Thomas “Jigger”, sister Sandy and, in infancy, sister Sharon, as well as paternal grandparents, Joe and Margaret Tracey and maternal grandparents Joe and Marie Wilson.

Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Immaculate Conception Parish at 11:00am Bridgeport, Glace Bay with Father Boudreau officiating. Following the service, a reception will follow in the church hall.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of T.J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, Bedford Highway, Bedford. 902-835-4212. Online condolences can be made by emailing

Donations can be made to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation and Diabetic Association.