MARSH, Beatrice Marie ‘Bea’

Cape Breton Post - - IN MEMORIAM -

New Water­ford

It is with heavy hearts that we, the fam­ily of Beatrice Marie Marsh, 95, for­merly of Ellsworth Av­enue, New Water­ford , an­nounce her pass­ing on July 8, 2015, at the New Water­ford Hos­pi­tal.

Born in New Water­ford (a leap year baby) on Feb. 29, 1920, she was a daugh­ter of the late Ge­orge B. and Cather­ine ‘ Cassy’ ( Mac­Don­ald) Marsh. She was the last sur­viv­ing mem­ber of her im­me­di­ate fam­ily.

Beatrice is sur­vived by her neph­ews, Ge­orge ( Linda) Fraser, Syd­ney, Michael Fraser, Van­cou­ver, B. C.; great­nephew, Darryl ( Ni­cole) Fraser, Syd­ney, and their son, Bea’s pride and Joy, Zachary Fraser.

Beatrice was pre­de­ceased by her sis­ter, Eve­lyn ‘ Effie’ Fraser, wife of Leo Fraser, and her brother, Alphonse ‘ Fonny’ Marsh.

Bea was a de­vout Catholic, a mem­ber of the for­mer St. Agnes parish, cur­rently the Parish Church of St. Leonard, and a good friend of the Sis­ters of Char­ity.

In her younger years, she loved to travel and visit friends and fam­ily in On­tario and Bos­ton. She loved watch­ing sports, namely curl­ing, ten­nis, hockey and box­ing.

Bea worked at Gen­eral In­stru­ments, BEC and Syd­ney Academy cafe­te­rias. She of­ten spoke fondly of the many life­long friends she made dur­ing the fam­ily’s camp­ing days at Burke’s camp­site in Al­bert Bridge with her sis­ter Effie.

An avid gar­dener, noth­ing made her hap­pier than when the flow­ers bloomed in her fam­ily yard. Proud and car­ing, she never for­got her roots and fam­ily was al­ways in her heart. Bea will al­ways be in our hearts and minds.

Cre­ma­tion has taken place. A vis­i­ta­tion will be held on Sun­day, July 12, from 7- 9 p. m. in V. J. McGil­livray Fu­neral Home, 380 Smith St., New Water­ford. A fu­neral mass of cel­e­bra­tion will take place Mon­day, July 13, at 10 a. m. in the Parish Church of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Av­enue, with Fr. Bill Stephen­son of­fi­ci­at­ing. Burial will fol­low in St. Agnes Ceme­tery, New Water­ford.

Bea loved cats, es­pe­cially Spi­der, so do­na­tions may be made to the Feral and Aban­doned Cat So­ci­ety, P. 0. Box 85, Syd­ney, N. S., B1P- 6G9.

Online ex­pres­sions of sym­pa­thy may be sent to the fam­ily at: www. vjm­cgillivray. ca.

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