LEFORT, Sr. Teresa LeFort, CND
Sister M. Teresa LeFort died peacefully on March 29, 2016, at the CND Health Care Centre, Sydney, N.S.
Sister Teresa was born in Inverness, on March 1, 1925. She was the daughter of the late Francis and Anna (Boudreau) LeFort.
Sister Teresa entered the Congregation of Notre Dame in 1943 and made profession on Aug. 24, 1945. During her years of religious life, she taught in Bellevue and Rosemere, Que., Pictou, Judique, and Sydney, N.S. Sister Teresa was a woman of deep faith, whose life of prayer sustained her throughout her many years of dedicated teaching.
Upon retirement from the school system, she was involved in various ministries including Coordinator of Catechetics in Fredericton, N.B., Religious Education and Parish Visitation in Port Hood, Larry’s River, Inverness and Mabou.
In 2006, because of declining health, Sister Teresa moved to the CND Health Care Centre. She continued her ministry of prayer for others, while being lovingly ministered to by our dedicated staff. All who knew Sister Teresa are grateful to this valiant woman whose dedicated life touched the lives of so many people.
Sister Teresa is survived by sisters Dorothy Brown, Ann Mullane, Louise McVeigh, Hilda Purcell, sister-in-law Patsy LeFort, and one brother, Charles. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by one sister, Evelyn, and by brothers Bernard, Ernest, Gerald, Ivan, Jack, Joseph, Leo, Paul and Thomas.
Visitation for Sister Teresa will be held at the Inverness Funeral Home in Inverness on Saturday, April 2, 2016, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated, April 2, 2016, at 2 p.m. at Stella Maris Church, Inverness, with Rev. Duncan MacIsaac officiating. Burial will be in Stella Maris Cemetery, Inverness, N.S.
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