Dr. Herbert Pius DeLorey
DeLorey, Dr. Herbert Pius, age 67 of Edmonton, Alberta, and formerly of Tracadie, passed away peacefully on February 24, 2015, at Saint Martha’s Regional Hospital in Antigonish with family by his side.
Born in Antigonish and raised in Mattie Settlement, he was the son of the late Herbert Francis and Mabel Elizabeth (Mattie) DeLorey.
Off to the Cosmos. When Herbert first took sick he said "If I were a mechanic my car be broke". His claim to fame was that he was the first in North America to practice Homeopathic/Holistic medicine within the walls of a hospital at the Edmonton General.
He is survived by his partner of 16 years who nursed/cared for him hourly for the past year, Barbara (Arndt) Nypuik; daughter, Trina Marie Glasgow, Vancouver; four grandchildren, Johnathan, Mark, Raylene and Brandon; stepson, Jodi (Karen) Nypuik and their daughters Alina, Adriana, and Kassie, Singapore; stepdaughter, Shawna (Ryan) Brown and their children, Jackson and Kristen, Edmonton; sisters, Shirley Frances (Michael) Davidson, Afton, and Margaret Veronica (Gary) Gullickson, Groves Point/Largo; brothers, Frederick John (Marion), Delorey’s Island/Largo, Andrew Gerard (Sheila), West Havre Boucher, James Joseph (Sharon), Tracadie/ Largo, Bernard Alphonse, Little Harbour, and Ignatius Eugene "Eggie" Antigonish, brother-in-law, John DeCoste.
Predeceased by his Dad, Herbert Francis [1909-1978] His Mom, Mabel Elizabeth [1916 – 2011], brother, Herbert Francis ; sisters, June , Charlotte Lena  Judy Marie DeCoste .
Special thanks to Doctor Hickey and his office staff; the caregivers at St Martha’s, Dr Allen, Dr Murphy; the spiritual leaders, Frances, Sister Katherine, Deacon Art Riley, Father Andrew Boyd, and especially the kind and gentle nurses on the third floor during the last days. Also thanks to Herbert’s special care from Edmonton, Dr Debra Andrew and in-home caregiver, Sat Paul who like, our caregivers here in Nova Scotia, went beyond their call of duty. We the family will always love you.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held in St. Peter's Place, Tracadie, Friday from 2-4 and 7-9pm. Funeral Mass will be in St. Peter's Church Saturday at 11:00am, Father John Barry presiding. Burial in the parish cemetery in the spring.
Family flowers only, please. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Peter's CWL Luncheon Fund appreciated.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of C.L. Curry Funeral Home, Antigonish. Online condolences: www.clcurry.com
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