About The Cove Retirement Living

The Board and Staff of the Cove Retirement Facility are committed to providing a home for our residents which offers excellence in health care, comfort, caring, supervision and love.

Each of these elements are tied together with a belief that each resident is a special person in their own right, worthy of our respect, courtesy and the primary purpose of our being here.

Our History

The Community Lodge Housing Society constructed Williston House, a 32 unit Assisted Living seniors’  complex located on Churchill Drive adjacent to two of Sydney's main arterial roadways, King's Road and Alexandra Street and minutes from the Cape Breton Regional Hospital and downtown Sydney. An above -ground sheltered and heated pathway connects Williston House to the Cove Guest Home.

The facility was constructed in 2000 and is named after Archie Williston, a Senior Board Member of the Cove.
In October 2017 the Board announced the construction of a brand new 50 expansion named Rideout House, after long standing Chairman of the Board, Carl E. Rideout. This new facility boasts its own state of the art
working kitchen to prepare meals for both facilities.
The two buildings are joined together with a new grand entrance off Churchill Drive. This new entrance will be connected to a hall – the Albert & Renne Dejeet Memorial Hall – which is also connected to St. Mark’s
Chapel (under renovations).

Volunteer Board of Directors

  • Mr. Carl Rideout

  • Mr. Manning MacDonald

  • Mr. Roy Milley

  • Mrs. Gwen Shepard

  • Mr. Cecil Abel

  • Mr. Ken Langley

  • Mr. Fred Lynk

  • Ms. Eleanor Anderson

  • Mr. Reg Bonner

  • Ms. Joyce MacDougall

  • Mrs. Heather Furey

  • Dr. Rev. Thomas G. Whent

Chair

Vice-Chair

Treasurer

Secretary

Past Chair


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