LEWIS, Effie Mar­garet

Cape Breton Post - - IN MEMORIAM -


It is with bro­ken hearts that we re­gret to an­nounce the pass­ing of our beloved mother, grand­mother, great-grand­mother and aunt, Effie (MacDougall) Lewis, 89 on Mon­day, July 13, 2015, at home, sur­rounded by her lov­ing fam­ily.

Effie was born in Gabarus on Oct. 21, 1925. She was the daugh­ter of the late Don­ald John and Mary (Stewart) MacDougall. She left Gabarus when she met and mar­ried her hus­band, Al­lis­ter Lewis. Mom and dad moved to Whit­ney Pier where they raised their six chil­dren, they later moved to Ashby, fi­nally set­tling in the North End of Syd­ney. Effie was a stay-at-home mom who thrived on hav­ing her fam­ily by her side. Mom es­pe­cially en­joyed her Sun­day af­ter­noon drives with her son Ge­orge and daugh­ter Heather. When her health al­lowed it she en­joyed at­tend­ing ser­vices at Zion Wes­ley United Church in Gabarus.

Effie was the last sur­viv­ing mem­ber of her im­me­di­ate fam­ily.

Effie is sur­vived by her daugh­ters, Heather (Bernie Far­rell), at home, Bon­nie ( John Hol­land), Cox­heath, Kim­berly ( John Mac­Don­ald), Syd­ney; sons, Gary (Karen), Howie Cen­tre, Don­nie, Oshawa, Ont., seven grand­chil­dren, and sev­eral great-grand­chil­dren, as well as many nieces and neph­ews.

Be­sides her par­ents, Effie was pre­de­ceased by her hus­band, Al­lis­ter; her son, Ge­orge (May 2015); broth­ers, Neil, Don­ald Archie and John­nie.

The fam­ily would like to thank the Syd­ney Homemak­ers, the VON, and the Pal­lia­tive Care Ser­vices of Cape Bre­ton and Dr. Amanda Wood­house for her con­tin­ued sup­port and com­pas­sion shown to mom, also thanks to Myr­tle Saun­ders, Effie’s niece and friend for her com­pan­ion­ship.

Vis­i­ta­tion will be held to­day (Wed­nes­day, July 15, 2015) at the SW Chant & Son Fu­neral Home, 564 Alexan­dra St., Syd­ney from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Fu­neral ser­vice will be held 11 a.m. Thurs­day, July 16, 2015, in the fu­neral home chapel with Rev. Nancy Whit­ney Latham of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment to fol­low in the Zion Wes­ley United Parish Ceme­tery, Gabarus.

Fu­neral ar­range­ments are un­der the di­rec­tion of….

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