STEVENS, Cather­ine ‘Kaye’ Jane

Cape Breton Post - - IN MEMORIAM -

Glace Bay

It is with heart­felt sad­ness that we the fam­ily an­nounce the pass­ing of a dear wife, mother, grand­mother and great­grand­mother Cather­ine ‘Kaye’ Jane Stevens (MacNeil), 82, on Fri­day, July 24, 2015, at the Glace Bay Hos­pi­tal af­ter a short ill­ness.

Born in Al­berta, she was the daugh­ter of late John and Frances MacNeil.

Kaye was the last sur­viv­ing mem­ber of the MacNeil fam­ily of Smith Street, New Water­ford.

Kaye worked as an X-ray tech­ni­cian in var­i­ous cen­tres, spend­ing most of her work life at the Glace Bay Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal on Brook­side Street and chief X-ray tech­ni­cian at the New Glace Bay Gen­eral on South Street un­til her re­tire­ment in 1989. Kaye strug­gled much of her life with the pro­gress­ing ef­fects of MS be- fore MS was known in the med­i­cal literature as a di­ag­no­sis. De­spite hav­ing MS as a hand­i­cap Kaye trav­elled with Herb through her re­tire­ment to many places, vis­it­ing fam­ily in Saskatchewan, Al­berta, Bri­tish Columbia and parts of the U.S. to help celebrate happy events. Kaye en­joyed many mem­o­rable events over the years with close friends and neigh­bours. She also en­joyed many years of fam­ily gath­er­ings at the fam­ily cot­tage on Trout Brook Road.

Kaye mar­ried Herb Stevens of Glace Bay in Novem­ber 1957 and to­gether they raised two daugh­ters, Linda Mug­ford (Kevin), Saskatchewan, and Dorothy Stevens, Glace Bay, blessed with six grand­chil­dren Tyler (Kelly) Mug­ford, Aspen, Col., Kur­tis Mug­ford, Saskatchewan, Kayla Mug­ford, Aus­tralia, Cameron Mug­ford, Hal­i­fax, Tracey House, Hal­i­fax, and Christo­pher House, Al­berta, and one great-grand­child Parker Mug­ford, Aspen, Col. The fam­ily will re­mem­ber Kaye’s on­go­ing fo­cus on pro­vid­ing her grand­chil­dren with spe­cial gifts dur­ing the hol­i­days and other cel­e­bra­tions.

In fol­low­ing Kaye’s wishes cre­ma­tion has taken place un­der the care and di­rec­tion of Pat­ten Fu­neral Home, Glace Bay. There will be a pri­vate fam­ily ser­vice of re­mem­brance at a later date.

In lieu of flow­ers do­na­tions can be made to the MS So­ci­ety or char­ity of one’s choice.

At this time we the fam­ily would like to thank Home Maker ser­vices, VON, Dr. O’Brien and staff, also the staff at 3rd west Glace Bay Hos­pi­tal and spe­cial friends of the fam­ily for the won­der­ful care over the years.

Online con­do­lences to www.pat­ten­fu­neral.com.

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