Adrian Marsh

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Adrian Philip Marsh Dominion It is with great sadness that we the family announce the passing of Adrian Marsh ‘Hound Dog’ , age 77 at the Glace Bay Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late James and Edna (MacIntyre) Marsh. In Da’s younger years, he loved to play baseball, broomball, hockey and golf. He was passionate about all sports. He took great pride in gardening and yard work of his former home. In the early days, he was employed by his father at the family garage and later was a proud miner with Devco for over 35 years. Da enjoyed teaching and playing with all of his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed listening and dancing to ABBA his favourite band. Adrian looked forward to reading Cape Breton Post, completing crosswords and puzzles. He also loved to go camping with his family during Miner’s Vacation. He enjoyed playing cards with his family especially a good game of cribbage. Adrian is survived by his son, Joshua Marsh (Richard); three daughters, Andrea Marsh, Patricia Meade (Stephen)and Lesley MacLeod (Joey); seven grandchildren, Alex MacLeod, Michael, Matthew, Zach, Benjamin, Maddison Meade, Morah Brewster; 13 great grandchildren, Myia, Maleah, Aly, Jakob, Bella, Denver, Liam, Nathan, Everleigh, Triston, Ava, Chayce and Brinley. He is also survived by five brothers, Larry, Basil, Boniface, Billy and Daniel; four sisters, Edna, Miriam, Margaret and Diane, as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Patricia 'Patsy' (McPherson); daughter Allana; grandsons Jordan and William; brothers, Jimmy, Joseph, Francis, James, Stanley, Gregory and Gerald; sisters, Mary and Ruth Ann. Cremation has taken place. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date in St. Eugene’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. A special thank you to Billy, Basil and their wives for all the support during Da’s brief illness. We would also like to send a huge thank you to the hospital staff, nurses on 3 West, 3 South for the care and compassion given to Adrian during his illness. Thank you to Dr. Ola, Dr. Precious, Dr. Nathaniel, Dr. MacDonald and Dr. Lee for their wonderful care of our father. 'God saw that he was getting tired, A cure was not to be. So He put His arms around him and whispered , ‘Come with Me.” With tearful eyes, we watched him suffer, and saw him fade away. Although we loved him dearly, We could not make him stay. A golden heart stopped beating, Hard working hands to rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes ‘The Best.” Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to T.J.Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, 370 Reserve St., Glace Bay, NS (902-849-4199)
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