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About The Cove Retirement Living

Cove Retirement Living  provides a quality home-like environment, with services, which offers independence, dignity, choice, privacy and individually meeting the needs and preference of all tenants.

We encourage a quality retirement lifestyle by creating a simulating and secure setting, where individuals have a strong sense of ownership and sharing.

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).

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Volunteer Board of Directors

  • Mr. Roy Milley

  • Mr. Manning MacDonald

  • Mr. Reg Bonner

  • Mrs. Heather Furey

  • Mr. Carl Rideout

  • Mrs. Gwen Shepard  

  • Ms. Lori Latimer-Merlin

  • Dr. Rev. Thomas G. Whent

  • Mr. Simeon Priddle

  • Ms. Joan Richardson​





Past Chair

(Honourary Life Member)

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