GENTILE, Thelma Jean
1929 - 2018
Sydney, Nova Scotia
Jean Gentile passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at the Cove Guest Home with family
by her side and in her heart.
Jean was born in Portuguese Cove, Nova Scotia, later marrying and building a home and life in Cape
Mom was a strong woman, wife, mother and friend to all who were part of her life. She overcame much
and lived as an example of will, character and compassion. Mom was fun loving, loved to dance, laugh
and recognize the meaningful moments – which were always plentiful. Mom managed to raise six
children, and following the early loss of her husband Lovell (Shorty) Gentile, worked full-time as a
personal care worker that the Cove Guest Home. Mom was small in stature but offered a capacity
beyond her frame – helping shape the lives of her children of whom she was so very proud.
Besides her parents, Claude A Moore and Thelma E Davis, Jean was predeceased by her husband, Lovell
and her brothers, Kenneth and Donald Moore.
Jean is survived by her children, David, Judy (Edward) Burke, Carol Ann (Vladimir) Karmanov, Frank
(Liisa), Darlene, Paul (Jody) and her twelve grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Also surviving
are sisters-in-law, Dorothy and Doris Moore.
A special thanks to her angels on Spanish Bay at the Cove Guest Home who cared for Jean as one of their
A celebration of Jean’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 18, 2018 in the Chant's Funeral
Home Chapel, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia.
Words of comfort may be forwarded through www.chantfuneralhome.ca.
Funeral arrangements are in the care of S.W. Chant and Son Funeral Home.