Cape Breton Post - - IN MEMORIAM -

With sad­dened hearts, we re­gret to an­nounce the death of Lena MacNeil of Seav­iew Manor, for­merly of Archibald Av­enue, Syd­ney, at the Glace Bay Hos­pi­tal on Satur­day, June 20, 2015.

Lena was born in Glace Bay to Dan A. and Mo lena (Redquest) MacNeil and raised by cousins, Michael and El­iz­a­beth ‘ Lizzy’ MacNeil in Syd­ney.

Lena worked for a time at Ea­ton’s, but spent most of her years work­ing at the front desk of the Isle Royale Mo­tel, a po­si­tion she loved and of­ten talked about.

The Catholic faith was of great im­por­tance to Lena, and be­fore end­ing up in Seav­iew Manor with Alzheimer’s in 2014, she at­tended mass regularly, was a mem­ber of St. Mar­guerite Bour­geoys C.W.L. in Syd­ney, and was in­volved in a Rosary Group. Many of these get-to­geth­ers, which she en­joyed very much, were held in her home.

Lena also loved a game of cards and played soli­taire al­most daily. She also bowled, and when she was able to drive, was on the road con­stantly. Mu­sic was also a big part of her life, as was life in gen­eral. In her ear­lier years, she was very proud to be able to speak some Gaelic. She was a kind, car­ing per­son, and took great joy in the sim­ple things of life, es­pe­cially na­ture.

Lena stayed home to look af­ter her par­ents, and in later years, was like a “mother hen” to her beloved brother-in- law, Ran­nie Mul­laly, who passed in March of this year.

Be­sides her par­ents, Lena was pre­de­ceased by her sis­ters, Regina Mul­laly, Johnena Bragg ‘Nee­nie’, Christina MacIn­nis ‘ Toot­sie’, and by her broth­ers, Charles, An­gus, and Ed­ward ‘Bitts’, as well as her brother-in­law, Ran­nie. She was also pre­de­ceased by her nephew, Dan MacIn­nis, Truro; grand­niece, Elaine Ben­nett, Lower Sackville, N.S.

She is sur­vived by her five neph­ews, Ger­ard ( Joan) Ran­dall, On­tario, Danny (Mary Lou, de­ceased) Ran­dall, Syd­ney, Nor­man (Myrna) MacNeil, Toronto, Don­nie (Ginger, de­ceased), and Ed­die (Wickie) MacNeil, as well as her niece, Mary Ben­nett (Gor­don, de­ceased), Lower Sackville, N.S., and many grand and great­grand­nieces and neph­ews, whom she en­joyed keep­ing track of.

At this time, we would like to thank the staff at Seav­iew Manor for show­ing her such kind­ness and care dur­ing her stay there, and to the staff at Glace Bay Health Cen­tre, es­pe­cially Drs. Et­tinger and Keat­ing for at­ten­tive­ness while a pa­tient there.

Cre­ma­tion has taken place. Mass of Chris­tian Burial will take place on Mon­day, July 13th, at 11 a.m. at St. Mar­guerite Bour­geoys Church, Syd­ney, with Fr. Duaine Dev­ereaux of­fi­ci­at­ing. There will be a lun­cheon af­ter mass, fol­lowed by burial at Res­ur­rec­tion Ceme­tery. The In­ter­ment for Ran­nie Mul­laly will also take place at this time.

Do­na­tions may be made to Seav­iew Manor or a char­ity of your choice.

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