61 Pleasant St | Antigonish, NS B2G 1W6
Obituary of Nicholas Leo Landry
In the early morning hours of Sunday, May 29th, Nicholas Leo Landry, 95, peacefully passed away at the Palliative Care Unit of St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, surrounded by his loved ones. A recent resident of Antigonish Manor, but proudly Lower South River born and raised, Nicky was the youngest child of George and Amelia (Boudreau) Landry.
A mechanic by trade, Nicky worked most of his career for the Antigonish District School Board and Eastern Auto. His passion for working with his hands extended to his home life, where he could be found meticulously tending to their beautiful flower and vegetable gardens, or fixing anything worth repairing. He could always be counted upon to help anyone in need, and loved nothing more than sharing his endless supply of vegetables each fall.
Nicky was a gentle man who loved spending time with his family and friends and supporting his community. He spent countless hours visiting his loved ones and friends, playing a game (or ten) of cards. He was a faithful member and tireless servant at St. Andrew’s Parish, and belonged to the Order of St. Augustine.
In the community, he volunteered on the R. K MacDonald Care Van, was a longstanding member of the Antigonish Volunteer Fire Department, and stood on the Board of Directors for the St. Andrew’s Volunteer Fire Department. He was an active member of the Oak and Owl Seniors Club and the Lower South River Community and Ballfield Group. In his retirement, Nicky could be found most mornings having a skate and coffee with “The Senate Club”, usually followed by “little drives” with Theresa. Nicky and Theresa loved their yearly pilgrimage to Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre.
As dedicated of a community member as Nicky was, he was that and so much more as a husband, father, papa, grandpapa, brother, and friend - most particularly to his son and faithful sidekick, Tommy. As his family grew, he remained young at heart and shared in every aspect of their families’ lives.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 70 years, Theresa (MacDonnell), his sister, Sr. Margaret Landry (CSM), son Tommy, daughters Betty (George) Mills and Eileen (David) Heffernan, and daughter-in-law Tammy Landry. He will be deeply missed by his grandchildren, Ian (Lacey), Courtney (Adam), Andrea, Breanna, Alicia (Steve), Stephanie (Jamie) Lacey (CJ) and Nikki (Kieran), as well as his three step-grandchildren, Kerrin, Keith and Kendra. He found great joy in his visits with his six great-grandchildren, Sadie and Ethan Landry, Noah and Tessa Burans, and Carter and Evelyn Phinney. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and extended family members. He is predeceased by his parents George and Amelia Landry, son Kevin, daughters Joan Marie and Florence Michelle (in infancy), brothers Charlie (Kay), Jimmy (Isabel) and Tommy (Tena), and sisters Betty (Joseph) and Natalie (Harvey).
Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9pm on Wednesday, June 1st in MacIsaac Funeral Home, 61 Pleasant St., Antigonish. Funeral mass 11am Thursday, June 2nd in St. Andrew’s Parish Church, Rev. Andrew Gillies presiding. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to L’Arche Antigonish or the charity of your choice. The family requests that attendees of both visitation and funeral mass wear face masks.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude for the gentle care of Dr. Brian Steeves, the doctors, nurses and allied health care workers of St. Martha’s Regional Hospital and the VON…as well as for their endless patience in humouring Nicky’s desire to know their family trees and potential community connections.
61 Pleasant St
Antigonish, NS B2G 1W6
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