AN­DREA, Shirley Ann

Cape Breton Post - - IN MEMORIAM -

North Syd­ney

It is with great sad­ness that we an­nounce the pass­ing of our lov­ing wife, mom, grand­mother and sis­ter, Shirley Ann An­drea, age 81, on Sun­day, July 5, 2015 at the North­side Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal. Mom passed peace­fully with her fam­ily by her side af­ter a coura­geous fight with can­cer.

Mom was a lov­ing and kind woman who made ev­ery­one she met feel com­fort­able. With fam­ily as her main pri­or­ity, she placed a spe­cial em­pha­sis on Christ­mas and birthdays, where her cook­ing skills came to the fore­front whether it was a Le­banese meal, tur­key din­ner, or bak­ing one of her fa­mous fruit­cakes or pies. While things may have changed last De­cem­ber, Mom never com­plained and was thank­ful for the care she re­ceived from the nurs­ing staff on the 2nd and 4th floors of the North­side Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal.

Our fam­ily thanks you for your ded­i­ca­tion and com­mit­ment to health care. A spe­cial thanks to doc­tors, Kirk­patrick, Lapelle, Wood­house and Wawer and ev­ery­one at the Cape Bre­ton Can­cer Cen­tre. To the pal­lia­tive care team, words can­not ex­press how grate­ful we are, from the daily vis­its by vol­un­teers to the care pro­vided by Dr. Poulis and Cathy MacMil­lan.

Mom is sur­vived by her hus­band of 59 years, Michael An­drea; sons, Brian (De­bra) An­drea, Ten­nessee, Ricky (Sue) An­drea, Hal­i­fax, Gary (Lori) An­drea, Syd­ney; daugh­ter, Michelle (Mario) Pino, Syd­ney; her grand­chil­dren, Adam, Meaghann, Kath­leen and Do­minic and great-grand­chil­dren, Eva, Jas­mine and Naomi. She is also sur­vived by her sis­ter, Joan MacGil­li­vary, Syd­ney, who did ev­ery­thing she could to make Mom com­fort­able.

Mom was pre­de­ceased by her par­ents, Daniel and Ellen MacGil­li­vary, and by her brother, Don­ald MacGil­li­vary.

Vis­i­ta­tion for Shirley will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tues­day in the W.J. Doo­ley Fu­neral Home, 107 Pleas­ant St., North Syd­ney. A fu­neral mass will be cel­e­brated 10 a.m. Wed­nes­day at St. Joseph Church, North Syd­ney with Rev. Pa­trick O’Neill of­fi­ci­at­ing. Cre­ma­tion will fol­low with a burial in Holy Cross Ceme­tery at a later date.

In lieu of flow­ers, we ask that you give some­one a hug and show kind­ness.

Online con­do­lences may be sent to www.wj­doo­ley.com.

Mom’s strength, de­ter­mi­na­tion and courage will live on in each of us. The world may be a lone­lier place for us to­day, but we are bet­ter peo­ple be­cause of you.

You will be missed.

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