GRIMM, Mary (nee Ma­cLean)


Cape Breton Post - - IN MEMORIAM -

Our hearts are filled with grief as we an­nounce the pass­ing of our beloved mother on July 10, 2015, just eight short months af­ter our fa­ther, Ed­ward Grimm.

Born on Oct. 10, 1934, mom was the for­mer Mary Ma­cLean of Scotch­town and the eldest daugh­ter of Joseph Ma­cLean (Boisdale) and Cather­ine Camp­bell (French­vale).

She was pre­de­ceased by two broth­ers, Ran­nie Ma­cLean (Mar­ion Bridge) and Ce­cil Ma­cLean (Scotch­town), and sur­vived by her sis­ter Christina White (New Vic­to­ria).

In 1963, she mar­ried Ed­ward Grimm, a young mil­i­tary of­fi­cer, and they started their lives as a mil­i­tary fam­ily fre­quently mov­ing within Canada but al­ways mak­ing the jour­ney home to Cape Bre­ton each sum­mer. Their fam­ily grew to in­clude daugh­ters Va­lerie MacNeill (Brian), Ot­tawa, Chris­tine ( John MacNeil), Truro, and son Michael (Char­lene), Ot­tawa.

When the time came to set­tle back home in Cape Bre­ton, she con­tin­ued her work with the Toronto Do­min­ion Bank where she proudly bal­anced her cash to the penny and en­joyed lunches at the Pek­ing with friends. She was an avid gar­dener and loved beat­ing you at a good game of cards. As Dad al­ways said, she gladly took up re­tire­ment, to be­come a “pro­fes­sional grand­mother.”

She rev­elled in the new ad­di­tions to the fam­ily, busy, bois­ter­ous grand­sons, Lo­gan, Kee­gan, Ken­zie and Cameron. Fi­nally, the tides changed with the birth of her name­sake and first grand­daugh­ter Maari ... but Michael and Char­lene hit the jack­pot with the ar­rival of the next gen­er­a­tion of ‘Grimm Girls’, triplets Re­gan, Emma and Mya. In 2013, Mom and Dad were blessed with the ar­rival of great-grand­son Nathan, son of Kee­gan ( Jenna Ca­mus). Mom was a steady in­flu­ence on all of us and her de­vo­tion to us was al­ways her pri­or­ity, “We rise again in the faces of our chil­dren.”

Vis­i­ta­tion will take place 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Mon­day, July 13 at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Fu­neral Mass will be cel­e­brated 11 a.m. on Tues­day, July 14 at Our Lady of Fa­tima Church, 1452 Kings Rd., Syd­ney River, N.S. Rev. Duaine Dev­ereaux will of­fi­ci­ate. In­ter­ment in Res­ur­rec­tion Ceme­tery, Syd­ney Forks.

Spe­cial thanks to doc­tors Critch­ley, D’Intino and the med­i­cal staff at the pal­lia­tive-care unit and the VON.

In lieu of flow­ers, do­na­tions in Mary’s mem­ory can be made to the CBU Ed Grimm Me­mo­rial Award (con­tact Crys­tal Aboud at PO Box 5300, 1250 Grand Lake Rd., Syd­ney, N.S., B1P 9L2), or to the Hos­pice Pal­lia­tive Care So­ci­ety of Cape Bre­ton.

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