PYKE – Eugene D., 85, of Liverpool, Queens County, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 11th, 2012 in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool.
Born in Bridgewater, he was a son of the late Willis and Rita (Manthorne) Pyke.
Eugene began his working career with the Best Yeast Plant in Brooklyn as a mixer. From there, he worked at the Frontinac Service Station and then to delivering gas. Following this, he went to Thompson Brothers in the pattern shop with his father where he learned his father’s philosophy if you asked him if the job was good enough he would answer “if it’s the best you can do then it is good enough”. Eugene then moved onto Bowater Mersey Paper Company where he worked in the machine shop moving to the position of foreman until he retired after 37 years service. He was a member of the Liverpool Firefighters Association joining when he was eighteen and eventually the Honorary Firefighters Association. Eugene had a passion for woodworking. He enjoyed sports, his favorites being hockey and baseball. Above all, Eugene loved his family There was nothing more precious to him than each and every one of them. He cared for them in a way that can only be described in one word – Love.
He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years Enid (Anthony); his daughters: Patsy Pyke (Pauline Doucet) of Ottawa, Susan (Wendell) Whynot of Liverpool and Ann Marie Pyke of Brooklyn. His grandchildren Joanne Whynot, Adam Roach, Neil Whynot, and Jody Mitton and his great grandchildren MacKenzie Roach and Angus Skinner.
He was predeceased by his son Steven.
Visitation will be Monday, May 14th, 2012 from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. in Chandlers’ Funeral Chapel, Liverpool. Funeral service will be Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. from the Liverpool United Baptist Church. Reverend Steven Hopper officiating. Burial will be in Liverpool United Baptist Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations may be made to the Liverpool United Baptist Church, the Dr. Arthur H. Patterson Centre for Restorative Care at Fisherman’s Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg or the Liverpool Fire Fighters Association. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
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Robert & Sally Fader
Enid, Patsy, Susan and Ann Marie:
Robert and I were so sorry to hear of Eugene’s passing. He was a wonderful, kind and gentle person and will certainly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.
Arthur & Cathy Anthony
Sorry to hear of Gene’s passing.
Mrs. Pyke, Susan, Ann Marie, Patsy and families,
I was saddened to hear of the passing of your beloved
husband / father. You are in my prayers at this difficult time.
Pam(Bolivar) & Wayne Mansfield
Enid, daughters and grandchildren….We are sorry to hear of Eugene`s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Enid,Patsy,Susan and Ann Marie:
We are so sorry for your loss.Gene was a great person and we thought the world of him.He will certainly be missed by all of us.Our condolences to you and your families.
Walter,Sherri,Stephanie,Ricky,Daphne and Families
Mrs Pyke and family, I am deeply sorry for your loss at this time, as are all of my co-workers at Home Hardware. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Ron & Barb Campbell
We are saddened to hear of Gene’s passing.
Our thoughts are with you in this time of great loss.
Ron & Barb Campbell
Dale and Suzanne Verge
Enid and family …so very sorry to hear of your loss ..our prayers and thoughts are with you…Dale and Suzanne Verge
my deepest sympathy to all of the family ,
he was such a good man,always willing to help
a big miss will be felt by all….
Curtis & Linda Leslie Maillett
We wish to send our condolences to the Pyke family. It is so difficult to say goodbye to a loved one. You have many friends who are praying for your whole family. God Bless. Curtis & Linda
Brenda and Ira Huskins
We were sorry to hear of the passing of Eugene. Our condolenses go out to all of the family. He is with the angels now, I guess they thought it was time for him to be with them.
Sincerely Brenda and Ira
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Just last week Susan told me how good he was doing. My condolences to you all.
Hugh &Pat Dixon
We are so sorry to hear of Genes passing.
Thinking of you all at this very difficult time.
Murray & Myrna Wigglesworth
Enid and Family – Please accept our sincerest condolences. Our thought s and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Dave & Jocelyn Broughm
Our Family is very saddened to hear of your loss. He was a wonderful person to sit & have a chat with, We enjoyed our last visit with you both awhile back & will cherish the souviener he gave us during that visit. Our thoughts & prayers are with you during this difficult time..May God Bless each & everyone of you as you all strive to move forward.
Allan & Beth LaRocque
Ann Marie,we are very sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Our thoughts are with you and your mother and family.
Dear Enid,Patsy,Susan,Anne Marie and families,
So sorry to hear about Eugene,my thoughts are with you all.Take care.
Lanny & Bea DeLong
Dear Enid and family – So sorry to hear of Eugene’s passing.
Our Sincere Sympathy to you all at this sad time.
Maurice & Betty Whynott
Enid & Family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Thinking of all the family at this sad time.
Rod, Ann & Michael Golden
Susan & Wendell, Ann Marie and families: We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our deepest sympathy to you all at this sad time. Rod, Ann & Michael
My condolences to the entire Pyke family. I know that Eugene was a very special husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather and was so dearly loved by each and everyone of you. My thoughts are with you at this sad time.
Margo & Borden Hanley
Missy, Patsy, Susan and Ann Marie. We are so very sorry about Gene’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to you all. We now have another angel to watch over you all. Hold close to happy memories, it will help to heal your hearts. Love to Shannon’s other family.
Margo & Borden
Charlie and Enid MacKay
To the entire Pyke family.
We wish to express our sympathy to all of you.Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
I know how hard it is to say good-bye to the man you so loved as a husband Enid and as a father to Patsy, Susan and Ann Marie but he has left behind a world full of memories, favourite sayinys and an imprint on your hearts that you will take with you no matter where you go or what you do. My prayers are with you all at this time.
Enid,Patsy,Susan and Ann Marie,our deepest sympathy to you and your families.We are so sorry to hear of Gene’s passing.Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Mike and Donna West
Mrs Pyke, Patsy, Susan, Ann Marie and families,
Our deepest sympathy to you and your families during this difficult time. Mike always spoke fondly of Gene when he worked with him at Bowater. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Mrs.Pyke,Patsy,Susan, Ann Marie & the Pyke family.Hold onto your memories.Hopefully they will bring you comfort in your time of need. In my thoughts & prayers.
Ann marie and family ,so sorry to hear about your dad , we are thinking of you in your sorrow….
Carla and Tony Zwicker
So sorry to hear of the loss of someone so dear to so many. Great fathers, grandfathers are special gifts, and it is so hard to say good bye. Know that we are thinking of you in your loss. God Bless
Garry & Bev Conrad
Our sincere condolences to you Ann Marie and to all your family on the passing of your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. God Bless You, Garry & Bev Conrad
Dear Enid and family,
We were so sorry to hear of Gene’s passing. Please except our deepest sympathy. I have good memories of our life in Mill Village
and attending your wedding.
Janet and George Fletcher
We were sorry to hear about Eugene. Our thoughts and our prayers are with your family.
Doug & Sylvia Zwicker and Brian & Kim Mansfield
We are sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
To the Pyke Family….sorry to hear of your loss. May you find peace in your heart and comfort and strength from those who surround you during this difficult time.
So sorry to hear of the loss of your father, Sendings hugs to you.
Susan, so sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. My thoughts are with you at this time.
Enid, Patsy, Susan and Ann Marie
Sorry to hear of Gene’s passing, my thoughts are with you, keep the memories close.
ROSS & HEATHER WHYNOT
Enid & Family .So sorry to hear about Eugene,will miss seeing him at the cottage.Thinking of you at this time .GOD BLESS.
So sorry to read of Gene`s passing. We had many a chat over the years both at work and outside of work. We sure missed him at the Credit Union Dinner this year.
Bucky & Donna Norman
Enid ,Girls, Grand Children and Great Grand Children
May your memories keep Gene keep his spirit close to you in thought and always in your heart.
Thinking of you with sympathy at this time.
Dear Ann Marie and family
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. God Bless.
Susan, So sorry to hear about your father. May you find comfort in your memories and your family.
Peggy and Junior
Enid and Girls……….so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you in your time of sorrow. God Bless you.
Jordan & Bella Oickle
So sorry to hear of your loss. We send our deepest sympathy to you all and we’ll keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.
ANNMARIE AND FAMILY I AM SO SORRY TO HERE ABOUT YOUR DAD WE WOULD LIKE TO GIVE YOU ARE DEEPEST SYMPATHY AND OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME GOD BLESS THERESA AND ROBENIA
To Enid and families -my thoughts are with yoy all at this sad time.
Duncan, Goretti and Neil Mac Isaac
Dear Pyke Family;
Although we didn’t know Eugene, it is quite obivious he was a good living christian man. The goodness he instilled in his children is a living testimonial to that fact. He has left this world to be with our Lord, but his spirit will live on forever in the values he has passed on to his family.
With sympathy and in prayers,
The Mac Isaacs
Ron Zwicker and Noweta Nickerson
to all of you….so sorry to hear this sad news. We are keeping you in our thoughts , sending our heartfelt sympathy , and loving hugs to all of you as you go through the next few days….
Mrs. Pyke, Ann Marie, Susan, Patsy and Families
So sorry to hear of Mr. Pyke’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Twig & Tammy
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Wish I could be there, he will be sadly missed, Love to you all, Sherry and family
Joyce & Jim Parks
Mrs Pyke And Family,We Are so sorry to hear of Genes passing.I just had a long talk with him a few days before and he was so looking forward to going to the cottage and spending time with the family..Sweet Man..,He Sure Will Be Missed.may God be with you at this sad time..
Murray & Judy Freeman
Enid, Patsy, Susan, Ann-Marie and Families:
I was so sorry to read of ‘The Mayor’s’ passing in the morning paper. Gene had become a great part of out family vacations on Summerville Beach. I so enjoy the brief visits on the front veranda, getting caught up on local events, solving world problems and hearing stories of past times on the beach. I will never walk or drive by the ‘Sea Spray’ with out thinking of Gene. Our thoughts are with you at this time.
My sincere condolences to Enid, Patsy, Susan and Ann Marie. So many of my childhood memories are connected to your family, and I will always remember your dad with fondness. My deepest sympathy to you all.
Enid,Susan and family
Gene was a rascal.He loved to talk to everyone and he always had a smile,always loved a joke.At a time like this there are no words that can help ease your pain but you have memories that can never be taken away.
Love Peggy Woodworth
David and Donna Dicks
Sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
Clyde & Wendy MacAdams
Enid, Patsy, Susan & Ann Marie
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know you are in our thoughts, and take care of each other.
Clyde (or Gordon) & Wendy
Barbara & Charles Corkum
Dear Ann Marie and Enid:
We were very sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts at this most difficult time. Take care.
Sincerely, Barbara & Charles
Conn & Brenda Noseworthy
Patsy and Pauline,
Our hearts were saddened to hear of the passing of your loved one. Rest assured our every thought is with you during this difficult time. Cherish the memories, they will last you a life time.
With Deepest Sympathy,
Patsy and family, So sorry to hear of your fathers passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
To all the family,
Sorry to hear of your sudden loss. I always enjoyed my visits to your home when I was working. Gene would talk about his woodworking and his family the whole time. He loved them both thats for sure. May you find time to heal , my thoughts and prayers are with you
Karin Lofstrom & Guylaine Bernier
Dear Patsy and family,
So very sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Our thoughts are with you and your family as this difficult time.
Karin & Guylaine
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with all of you <3
Bebe, Dale and Tyler
Our sincere sympathy to Ann Marie and your family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
Beautiful video to celebrate what is a valuable life! Cindy xo
David and Vivian Huskins
Enid and families: Sorry for your loss. David remembers Eugene’s woodworking including the Canadian Bean Spoon. Eugene often mentioned the special Sanata Clause we had that year that we had the Honoray’s Christmas Party. God Bless. Vivian and David
Our thoughts and prayers are with you
Sylvia & Mike Langille
Dear Enid,Susan,Ann Marie,Patsy and families,
So sorry to hear about Eugene.Hopefully time and wonderful memories will help you through this sad time in your lives.Take care!
Sylvia & Mike
Jackie and Gordon
Enid and family so sorry to here of Eugene passing ours thoughts are with you all at this sad time .
Barb and Brian Fralic
Enid, Ann Marie, Pasty , Susan and their families,
Our thoughts are with you at this said time.
Barb and Brian
Jane & Esmar Hansen
Susan, Ann Marie and family-
Our condolences to you on the loss of your Dad. Hugs and a prayer for your Mom.
Jane and Esmar
Ray and diane (Croft) Duquette
Dear Enid , Ann Marie, Susan, Patsy and families,
We were so sorry to hear of Eugene’s passing. He was a good person and will be missed by many. We still have the N.S. spoon rack that he made for us , hanging on our dining room wall. I will treasure it always. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are will all of you during this most difficult time.
To Enid and family.Was saddened to hear of Eugene’s death.My thoughts and prayers are with you all.He will be greatly missed.I will miss making him his milkshake.Take care and hugs to you all.
Paul and Mary Lou Smith
Susan, Ann Marie, Patsy, Mrs Pyke and Families
We would like to express our deepest sympathy and condolences on the passing of Mr. Pyke.
John & Valerie Kempton
We are very sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. You are in our prayers and thoughts.
Cheryl and Bill Bouges
Ann Marie, sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. We are thinking about you.
Rob and Rhonda Dunn
Susan and family…we were so sorry to hear about your Dad. Mom just called to tell us. Such a pleasure to meet them at the cottage and hear all about how they were doing in your Christmas letters. Our hearts go out to all of you at this very difficult time. Wish we could be there right now to give you a big hug. Take care and God bless.
Rob and Rhonda
Patsy, I wish there was something I could say to help at this difficult time…I’m so sorry for the loss of your Dad.
Donna & Richard Bollivar
Susan..Ann Marie & Families
Sincere sympathy to all of you at this very sad time
Norman and Bonnie Wentzell
Sending our sincere condolences to all the family. God Bless.
I am sorry to hear of your great loss;memories are a great comfort and are as consistant as the waves on the ocean……he will be missed……………Marion
Dear Enid & family
You all are in my thoughts and prayers. I have known Eugene for many years. We worked at Bowaters together. I send my deepest sympathy to you all.
To all of you – my sincere condolences. I will miss Mr. Pyke’s visits to the office and our trips to the elevator. He always had something to tell me!
My thoughts and prayers are with you all in your time of sorrow.
Lana Grezaud and Paul Bowers
so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time…
To the family,
I was so sorry to hear about your loss. Mr. Pyke was a fine gentleman. I enjoyed my visits with him very much. My prayers are with all of you.
Peter & Virginia Stafford
Dear Mrs Pyke, Patsy, Susan, Annmarie and families
We are saddened to here of your loss. Know that our thoughts and
prayers are with you all.
Peter & Virginia
Sheri, Travis, Darren & Logan Roy
He is going to be a huge miss! Thinking of you all. xo
Vernon & Joyce Hawkes
Enid, Susan, Patsy and Ann Marie
We are so sorry for your loss
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Please take comfort in knowing that other care.
Vernon & Joyce
Wayne and Bess Nickerson
Very sorry to hear of Gene’s passing. Our thoughts are with you.