It is with great sadness that we, the family of Matty Jacobs, announce his passing
at the Palliative Care Unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital on April 15,
2018. He was surrounded by his loving wife, Theresa, and family at the time of his
passing. He was the son of the late Matthew and Lavinia Jacobs.
Matty loved to sing country songs and Elvis Presley, and often could be found
singing around the house and in the company of others. He was a loud and proud
Toronto Maple Leafs and New York Yankees fan, and could often be found in front
on the TV cheering on his favorite teams. He loved to hunt, was an avid bowler
and an accomplished fastball pitcher. He was often found at the baseball field in
Whitney Pier, starring for the Pier Aces, Sydney Schooners, MacLean’s Brother
Mets and the Alexandra St. White Sox. He was a very prayerful person, always
thinking of others. He loved his family and especially his three grandsons, and
went out of his way to spoil them with gifts and his love and affection. He was a
real jokester to those who knew him best. He was employed for the majority of
his career at the Isle Royal Motel in Sydney and also worked for a brief period as a
He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years Theresa; son, Bradley (Catherine);
grandchildren, Thomas, Luke and Logan Jacobs; brothers, Harry (Carol) and Ted
(Sharon), and sisters, Winnie Larade, Marie Muise and Hilda Hillier (Melvin). He is
survived by many nieces and nephews, including his special nephew, Philip Martin
(Magen), who had a special place in his heart. Also survived by sisters-in- law, Joan
Martin and Rita MacDonald, and brother-in- law, Jimmy MacDonald. He is also
survived by many special friends, including Victor Mazlin.
Besides his parents, Matty was predeceased by brothers, James, Gordon, Frank,
George, Edgar and Joe, and sisters, Lorraine, Myrtle and Jacqueline.
Visitation will be held at S.W. Chant and Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St.,
Sydney on Tuesday, April 17 from 6 – 9 p.m., with the celebration of life held on
Wednesday, April 18 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Rev. Sheldon Chant to
officiate. Reception to follow. Internment at Resurrection Cemetery following the
Donations in loving memory of Matty can be made to the Cape Breton Regional
Hospital Foundation’s Palliative Care Fund.
The family would also like to thank Dr. Chris Lawand, Dr. H. Shaaban, Dr. Anne
Francis D’Intino and the staff of the Palliative Care Unit at the Cape Breton
Messages and memorials may be made by visiting www.chantfuneralhome.ca.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of…
Cape Breton Regional Hospital Palliative Care Fund
1482 George St, Sydney NS B1P 1P3