Sidney Byers "Sid" McCabe
1937 - 2021
Sidney Byers "Sid" McCabe
Visitation Information
No visitation by family request
Service Information
Service Date
Saturday, August 7, 2021
Service Time
2:00 PM
Service Location
Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro
Burial Information
Burial Date
August 7, 2021
Burial Location
Watson Cemetery, 1997 East Prince Street, Salmon River, Colchester County. NS
Requested Charity
Brunswick Street United Church, Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia or the Heart and Stroke Foundation
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Sidney Byers "Sid" McCabe - 83, passed away peacefully, Thursday, January 7, 2021 at Debert Court, Debert. Born in Harmony, Colchester County, he was the son of the late Seldon and Jean (Whidden) McCabe.

Sid went to work for the CNR in 1956 as a Morse Operator and worked at many small train stations throughout Nova Scotia. He worked for the CNR for 35 years but always did carpentry work in his spare time to "make a little extra". He spent many hours in his workshop doing woodworking projects or making things on the lathe for people that came from all over. He was a proud "east-ender" living the majority of his life in Truro. Sid was a member of Brunswick Street United Church, Truro, where he sang in the choir. He enjoyed square dancing with Mom and the "Strathmore Strutters". He enjoyed the day trips they would take to where ever the car stopped. He liked to be on the move.

Sid is survived by sons, Rob (Kathy), East Mountain; Jim (Cindy), Salmon River; grandchildren, Tara, Jennifer, Stephanie, Evan, Hailey; great-grandson, Mac; brother, Gordon (Liz); sister, Arlene (Eric) Farr; many nieces and nephews.

Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Carol (Rose) McCabe; brothers, Guy, Lynn; sister, Norma; nephew, Kenny; niece, Sharon.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, August 7, 2021. (Due to Covid-19 restrictions, seating is limited and we ask that you call 902-893-3177 to reserve a seat; thank you for your understanding. Masks must be worn and physical distancing will apply. Webcasting of the funeral service will be available on this website starting at 1:55 p.m., Saturday, August 7, 2021 and will remain on our site for some time afterwards.) Interment in Watson Cemetery, 1997 East Prince Street, Salmon River.

If so desired, donations in Sid’s memory may be made to Brunswick Street United Church, Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Special thanks to the exceptional staff at Debert Court for their care; you were family too. Dad would always say "They take real good care of me". Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Sid’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at:

Sidney Byers "Sid" McCabe