Cape Breton Post - - IN MEMORIAM -

We, the fam­ily of Elsie Mar­ion (Burns) Head­ing, 78, re­gret to an­nounce her pass­ing on Sun­day, July 12, 2015.

Born in Whit­ney Pier, she was a daugh­ter of the late San­ford and Mary Burns.

Elsie lived a full life. She raised five chil­dren while part­ner­ing with Gor­don in their busi­ness ven­tures. For many years, Elsie worked in the hos­pi­tal­ity in­dus­try and will be fondly re­mem­bered by the many stu­dents she trained and helped find their way. In 2009, she and Gor­don were rec­og­nized by Cape Bre­ton Tourism as am­bas­sadors for their years of work. They were one of the first group of in­ductees into the Cape Bre­ton Hall of Fame. Elsie opened her heart and home to friends and strangers.

She will be re­mem­bered and missed, es­pe­cially by her con­stant com­pan­ion, Max, her dog, who was with her in the end.

Sur­viv­ing are her hus­band, J. Gor­don Head­ing; chil­dren, Sharon (Bill MacKin­non), Pa­tri­cia (Paul Kendall), Wanda (Peter Blom), Jim (Liz) and Graham (Dar­lene); grand­chil­dren, Stephanie, Jamie, Adam, Ge­of­frey, Tanya, Tif­fany, Jim, Josh and Jac­que­lyn; great-grand­chil­dren, Jamie, Made­lyn, Hunter and Is­abelle; and sib­lings, John, Colin, Hilda, Henry, Diane and Theresa.

Elsie was pre­de­ceased by her grand­mother, Mae Bar­ring­ton; grand­daugh­ter, Ni­cole; brother, San­ford; and sis­ter, Mar­jorie.

Vis­i­ta­tion will take place at Syd­ney Me­mo­rial Chapel on Fri­day from 12-2 p.m., fol­lowed by a ser­vice in the chapel at 2 p.m. In­ter­ment will take place at a later date.

Spe­cial thanks to Dr. Worth for his kind­ness and also to the pal­lia­tive-care unit at the Cape Bre­ton Re­gional Hos­pi­tal for their care and com­pas­sion dur­ing her fi­nal days.

In lieu of flow­ers, me­mo­ri­als may be made to the Cape Bre­ton Re­gional Hos­pi­tal pal­lia­tive-care unit.

Words of com­fort can be sent to the fam­ily at www.syd­neymemo­ri­alchapel.ca or email syd­neymemo­ri­alchapel@ns.sym patico.ca.

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