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Alberta Ley

January 18, 2019


Sara Alberta Grace Ley

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Sara Alberta Ley, aged 79, at the North Sydney General Hospital on January 18th, 2019. Alberta was a daughter of the late Albert and Grace Bate of Big Lorraine, N.S.

She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Her love reached all that knew her and she will be deeply missed by her 7 children; Maxine, Crystal, Cindy, Melinda, Charles (Glenda) and Kathryn, Rannie (kidnapped) and all fifteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren as well as her brother, Bill (Mary).

Alberta was predeceased by her first husband, Max Kennedy, her second husband Charles Ley, her sister Kay, as well as son-in-laws Purcell and William and beloved son Albert.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of the NSG Hospital, as well as the Palliative care staff for their compassionate care.

Visitation for Alberta will take place Wednesday, January 23rd from 12-2pm at S.W. Chant and Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra Street, Sydney. A celebration of her life will follow at 2pm in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Sheldon Chant to officiate. Reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, we ask that all donations be made to Palliative care units of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital or NSG Hospital.

Messages and memorials may be made to the family at

Funeral arrangements are under the care of Chant’s Funeral Home.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Alberta Ley, please visit our floral store.


January 23, 2019

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
S.W. Chant Funeral Home
564 Alexandra St
Sydney, NS B1S 2G8

Celebration of Life
January 23, 2019

2:00 PM
S.W. Chant Funeral Home
564 Alexandra St
Sydney, NS B1S 2G8


Hospice Palliative Care
PO Box 561, Sydney NS B1P 6H4
Tel: 1-902-567-8584

Cape Breton Regional Hospital Palliative Care Fund
1482 George St, Sydney NS B1P 1P3
Tel: 1-902-567-8000

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