MCPHEE, Agnes (Ren­nie)

Cape Breton Post - - IN MEMORIAM -

It is with sad­ness that we an­nounce the pass­ing of Agnes Lo­gie McPhee of Grand Lake Road on Tues­day July 7, 2015.

Agnes was born and raised in Re­serve Mines, to David and El­iz­a­beth (Boutilier) Ren­nie. She is sur­vived by her three boys, Stan, Mickey (Si­mone Saule) and John (Pa­tri­cia Shaw); by her eight beloved grand­chil­dren, Neil, Stephanie, Kyle, Liam, Sean, Mary, Jonah, and Michael; by her sis­ter, El­iz­a­beth and by her many nieces and neph­ews.

She was pre­de­ceased by her hus­band, Stan; her broth­ers, David, Ge­orge and Joseph and her step­fa­ther, Pat Car­ri­gan.

Agnes grad­u­ated from the Nova Sco­tia Pro­vin­cial Nor­mal Col­lege in 1949 with her teacher’s li­cence. She then moved to On­tario where she took a po­si­tion in a bank. In On­tario, Agnes mar­ried Stan, also of Re­serve Mines. Back in Cape Bre­ton, while rais­ing their three boys and teach­ing ele­men­tary school, Agnes took evening and sum­mer cour­ses to up­grade her teach­ing li­cence. Her strong work ethic is ad­mired across gen­er­a­tions. Agnes spent 25 years in­still­ing a love of read­ing in her stu­dents, many of whom con­sid­ered her to be their best teacher ever.

Agnes en­joyed an ex­tremely ac­tive re­tire­ment with Stan. From babysit­ting to home im­prove­ment, Agnes had a great im­pact on her chil­dren and grand­chil­dren. She en­joyed walk­ing with her friends and par­tic­i­pat­ing in line danc­ing and ex­er­cise classes. She de­vel­oped a pas­sion for golf that be­gan in her for­ties and lasted the rest of her life. As her many friends will tell you, she also loved a good card game and could be­come quite com­pet­i­tive. Games of Auc­tion at the McPhee house­hold are leg­endary.

Agnes was a woman of strong faith and taught cat­e­chism at St. Augustine’s parish. The love and com­pas­sion in Agnes’ heart can­not be over­stated. She al­ways had two hands for those who needed one. She could of­ten be found volunteering at a good cause or event. Her gen­er­ous soul im­proved the lives of those around her.

More than any­thing, Agnes loved her fam­ily. She was fiercely proud of her three boys, and doted on her eight grand­chil­dren. We con­sider our­selves blessed to have her as our mother and grand­mother.

A fu­neral mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Satur­day July 11th, at St. Joseph’s Church in Re­serve Mines, of­fi­ci­ated by Fr. Boone. The mass will be fol­lowed by a re­cep­tion. There will be no vis­i­ta­tion.

Me­mo­rial do­na­tions may be made to An Cala Pal­lia­tive Care.

Ar­range­ments are un­der the care and guid­ance of Curry’s Fu­neral Home, 775 Main St.

Con­do­lences may be of­fered to the fam­ily at www.cur­rysfu­ner­al­home.com.

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