Sydney James Manery

ID# 1256, (1950-2023)
3rd great-grandson of James Broder
2nd cousin of Faye Louise Doyle
Descendants of James Broder
Descendants of George Cuffe
      Sydney James Manery was known as Jay. He was born on 27 August 1950 in Lethbridge, Alberta.1 He was the son of Gordon Manery and Kathleen Blanche Turner. He married Susan Hisey on 26 July 1980 in Lethbridge, Alberta.2 He died on 25 May 2023 in Lethbridge, Alberta, at age 72.3

Jay's obituary in the Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, on 31 May 2023 read:
"MANERY, Jay JAY MANERY August 27, 1950 – May 25, 2023 Jay was diagnosed with Mesothelioma on February 27, 2023, and passed away peacefully on his deck at home on May 25, 2023, surrounded by his family with the sun on his face and his favourite tunes playing.
He had a quirky sense of humour and was a talented man whose skills included amazing artwork, architectural design, and construction. These talents are reflected all throughout his home as well as the many revenue properties he owned and managed throughout the years.
He loved the sun, running on the beach, pizza, music, and collecting unique beer bottles and cans (about 5,000+ at last count)!
Jay’s love for his family knew no bounds. He was their greatest supporter, advocate, and calm voice of reason. He will be forever missed by his wife of 43 years Sue and their daughter Anne (Ashlin) Snowdon and their children Abigail and Archer and their son Adam Manery (Jacey Woycheshin). Anne and Adam will especially miss their daily phone conversations with their dad. Sue will treasure her end of day chats with Jay over a glass of wine.
He is also survived by his brothers Bill (Donna) and family in Vancouver and Don (Terry) and family in Calgary and his sister-in-law Heather Hisey (Paul Jarvis) and family in Guelph. He valued his many lifelong friendships and appreciated the recent visits from so many people.
Jay was predeceased by his parents Kay & Gordon Manery and his in-laws Joan & Ken Hisey.
Special thanks to Dr. E. Wilde, Dr. D. Walsh and Angela for their care, support, and compassion.
A gathering of family and friends will be held at Jay and Sue’s home on Saturday, August 26th from 2 p.m. – 5 pm.
Donations in memory of Jay may be made to: Designation: World Leading Research Comments: Immunotherapy Partnership."4

Last Edited=31 May 2023

Children of Sydney James Manery and Susan Hisey


  1. [S86] Sydney James Manery, Birth Announcement, privately held by Faye West, Edmonton, Alberta, (electonic record).
  2. [S906] Betty Cuffe Smith, "Family Group Sheets", 1972 - 2010 (Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia). "Researched and collated from official registers, including details from visits to Ireland, and personal contacts with family members world-wide" Copy privately held by Faye West.
  3. [S2087] Bill Manery, "Jay Manery," e-mail message from e-mail address (Delta, BC) to Faye West, 27 May 2023.
  4. [S2088] Manery, Jay, Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, AB, 31 May 2023,…