Perry Alexander Peddle
The family of Perry Peddle are very sad to announce his sudden passing on December 20, 2022 in Centreville, NS at the age of 74. Perry was born and raised in Whitney Pier in Sydney, NS, the son of Tommy and Margaret (MacLeod). He had many memories of spending time with his cousins, especially Cheryl (Munroe) MacDonald, whom he loved like a sister. As a youth, he was active in the Cadet program and eventually joined the Reserves. He married the girl next door, Janice (Neville) and she survives him as his wife of nearly 55 years. As a young couple together they raised three children, Margaret (Gordon) Gillan (Grand Bay, NB), Stuart (Meghan) Peddle and Wendy (Bruce) Spears (Halifax). Perry was a steelworker for most of his career, working his way up in Sysco to Superintendent of Safety and then ending his steel plant career in the accounting office. He was dedicated to lifelong learning, starting university later in life and completing his Bachelor of Business degree at UCCB. He was so proud to graduate alongside his son, Stuart. He dedicated many hours to the Canadian Institute of Management (CIM) as a professional member. Perry also remained active as a hockey player and coach in the Cape Breton Minor Hockey League. Although often remembered as quiet, his passion really showed rink-side, especially as a coach and from his season ticket seats for the Cape Breton Oilers. For a time, he was very involved in the Harness Racing community at Tartan Downs, co-owning two horses with his good friend, Johnny Crane. He was also an avid curler and member of the Sydney Curling Club. Running an errand with Dad in Sydney was never a quick affair. He would often run into people who knew him and wanted to talk as he was a compassionate listener and genuine friend. Upon retirement, he and Janice relocated to Centreville in the Annapolis Valley to spend more time with family and enjoy the warmer weather for a longer golf season. They were very close to Janice’s sister and her husband, Pat and Darryl Crossman and had many happy adventures together. He continued to work as an accountant at Dykleland Lodge in Windsor and then as a Commissionaire at Kings Riverside Court, Kentville. He loved his three grandsons and was so proud that Daniel and Peter Spears followed in his path as Cadets and that Ian Gillan is an avid hockey player and fan. He is survived by his wife, three children, grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews, who were such an important part of his life. He is predeceased by his parents and brothers, Lester, Marvin (in childhood) and Frank. We invite you to join us for his celebration service on Thursday, December 29 at 11:00 a.m. in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, NS. If you feel it in your heart, donations in memory of Perry, may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. Online condolences and inquiries may be directed to www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com.