Uncle Marsh
Uncle Marsh

Obituary of Uncle Marsh

James Marsh Reserve Mines The family of James “Uncle” Marsh regret to announce his passing on Monday, May 2, 2022, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Palliative Care Unit surrounded by his loving family. Uncle was born in Glace Bay to the late James & Edna (MacIntyre) Marsh. He met the love of his life of 46 years, Olive Smith, in 1976 and together they raised a beautiful family. He is survived by his loving companion Olive Smith and their fur baby Cooper; their sons: Melvin, George (Annette), Charlie (Corry), Jimmie (Gwen); daughters: Sandra, Karen (Tommy), as well as 16 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren; brothers: Larry, Basil, Adrian, Boniface, Billy, Danny; sisters: Edna Marie, Diane, Miriam, Margaret, and their families. Sisters-in-law Yvonne, Emily, Eunice, Mary, Debbie, and Sylvia. He was predeceased by his parents James Henry and Edna Mae, brothers Greg, Francis, Gerald, Stanley, James, and Joseph in infancy; Sisters, Mary, and Ruth Anne; brother-in-law Harry, Jimmy and Silby, and sister-in-law Shirley Cooper. In his early years, Uncle left his home for Ontario to work at the Globe Envelope, but like a true family man, he returned home to help when his father called upon him. He travelled back and forth to PEI for a few years for work before helping his father run Marsh’s Esso in Reserve Mines, which he later acquired with his brother. He later retired from Cape Breton Regional Housing. Uncle was an avid Golf enthusiast, winning numerous club championships at Lingan Golf and Country Club, where he sat on the Board of Directors for many years. He was a well-known man in the golf community, and many stories can be told. He will be dearly missed. Uncle was a member of St. Joseph’s Parish in Reserve Mines and sat on the parish council for a time. He and Olive spent many nights travelling to bingo games all over town. He was a big sports fan, and when he was not down at Tim’s having a tea with the gentleman there, he would be home cheering on the Leaf’s or the Blue Jays or tinkering in the garage with old trucks and lawnmowers. The family would like to send a special thank you to the staff of palliative care unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. To Dr. Margaret Fraser and the EHS attendants, as well as to his granddaughters Julie and Amy for the exceptional care given to uncle in his last few days. Visitation will be held Thursday May 5, 2022, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at T.J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, 370 Reserve St., Glace Bay.902-849-4199. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, May 6, 2022, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Parish in Reserve Mines, with Fr. Norman MacPhee presiding. In Lieu of flowers, family requests that a Memorial Donation be made to the St. Joseph’s Parish Church Building Fund. Words of comfort may be expressed to the family by visiting www.tjtracey.com.


4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, May 5, 2022
T.J. Tracey Cremation & Burial Specialists - Glace Bay
370 Reserve St
Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Visitation for the late James "Uncle" Marsh.

Funeral Service.

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday, May 6, 2022
St. Joseph's Parish
22 Main St.
Reserve Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada
Funeral Service for the late James "Uncle" Marsh.
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