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Ernest Lawrence Tremblett

February 12, 1945 ~ July 21, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old


Ernest Tremblett

Georges River

It is with broken hearts we announce the passing of our father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, Ernest Lawrence Tremblett, age 78, on Friday, July 21, 2023, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.

Born in Sydney Mines on February 12, 1945, Ernest grew up on Ocean Street in Sydney Mines and was the son of the late Sidney and Ella Mae (LeBlanc) Tremblett. In his younger years Ernie discovered his love for the water and left Sydney Mines to sail on the Great Lakes. After his time sailing, “Little Ernie” spent forty years working construction finishing his career with Joneljim Construction, where he was a hard worker, made lifelong friendships and was known to be the first guy on site and the last one off. In his retirement, Ernie went back to spending his time on the water, fishing, boating and combing the beach. Throughout his lifetime Ernest was a man of faith, attending St. Pius X Church, Sydney Mines, St. Joseph Church, Bras d’Or and St. Joseph Church in North Sydney.

Ernest is survived by his daughter Monica (David) Grandy, his son James (Tanya) Tremblett who will miss their “Daddy” forever. He adored his grandchildren; Tyler, Brendan, Samantha, Kristen and Jaymee Lynn, Ashley and great granddaughter Livvie; his companion; Frances Bradley  He is also survived by his brothers Terry (Sandra) and Paul (Cathy Ann) Tremblett, and sisters Shirley Hawkins, Carol Ann (Al Johnson), Donna (Joe Gerrow) and Colleen (Peter Harrietha).  Ernest is also survived by many nieces and nephews, including John “Hawk” Hawkins with whom he had a special bond. Ernie will also be missed by his fishing buddy Donnie Steele and “Marie”. The grass is already growing longer at the land in Long Island, his favorite spot.

Besides his parents, Ernest was predeceased by his daughters Julie Pyke and Karen Louise in infancy; his beloved granddaughter Kelsey Pyke; brothers Sidney “Sonny”, Leroy “Darkie”, Melvin and Clarence “Gussie” Tremblett; sisters Germaine (Bert) Gamelin, Jane Jackson, Sylvia Marsh (Will Whitty) and a sister Lena in infancy; brother-in-law Johnny Hawkins, sisters-in-law Olive, Eileen and Annie Mae Tremblett, nephew Bernie, nieces Louise and Darlene.

The family would like to thank Dr. Peter Poulos his family physician and Sara, Dr. Burns and Dr. Abboud and all the palliative care team on 4E at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.

There will be no visitation.  A funeral mass for Ernest will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Joseph Church, Bras d’Or, with Rev. Chinoso Alaribe officiating.  Burial will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney.  Arrangements are under the care and direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney.  Memorial donations can be made to the North Sydney Food Bank.  Online condolences can be sent to the family by leaving a message on the tribute wall of the obituary at

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Funeral Mass
July 26, 2023

10:30 AM
St. Joseph Church Bras d'Or
Church Road
Bras d'Or, Nova Scotia B1Y 2S4


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P.O. Box 254, 100 King Street, North Sydney NS B2A 3M3


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