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Ronald Anthony ‘Bubba’ DeCoste

Funeral service for the late Ronald Anthony ‘Bubba’ DeCoste, 72, Monastery, Antigonish County, was held May 3 in St. Peter’s Church, Tracadie, with Father John Barry officiating, assisted by Father Daniel Boudreau. Burial will be in St. Peter’s
Funeral service for the late Ronald Anthony ‘Bubba’ DeCoste, 72, Monastery, Antigonish County, was held May 3 in St. Peter’s Church, Tracadie, with Father John Barry officiating, assisted by Father Daniel Boudreau. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery at a later date. Mr. DeCoste died April 24, 2019, at home. Readers at the funeral Mass were Laurie DeCoste-Durant, Kim Perry and Marion Mikkelson. Brooke, Dryden and Tamara DeCoste presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by Tyrus Wallace. Active pallbearers were Lloyd DeCoste, Eugene DeCoste, Eddie DeCoste, Ralph Levangie, Gerald DeCoste and Gary Stanley. Honorary pallbearers were his nieces and nephews. Born January 31, 1947, in Monastery, he was a son of the late Edward and Martha (Bowie) DeCoste. He worked as a forklift driver for nearly 50 years in the greater Toronto area, most notably at Ayer Storage/Associated Freezers for 30 years. He retired in 2013 and moved back home after 32 years in Brampton, Ontario. He enjoyed visiting friends and family, making people laugh, listening to the oldies music, as well as country and western. He was a car buff, and enjoyed going to car shows and cruise nights in one of his three GMC pick-ups. He is survived by son, Ronnie Jr. (Lisa), Niagara Ontario; two grandchildren, Brooke, Dryden; long-time companion and friend Lorelle; six sisters, Shirley (William) Boudreau, Lila Beshong, Florence (Clifford) Boudreau, Barbara (Roy) Perry, Muriel (Kenneth) Gorman, Theresa DeCoste; four brothers, Lloyd (Shirley), Eddie (Margaret), Gerald, Eugene (Eleanor); two brothers-in-law, Wilson Perry, Sam Simard; Aunt Bessie Fougere. He was predeceased by two brothers, Vincent, Ralph; three sisters, Stella Murray, Gladys Perry, Gloria DeCoste, two sisters-in-law, Edith and Marilyn DeCoste; two brothers-in-law, John Beshong, Don Murray. Memorial donations may be made to Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

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