PLICHIE, Carmel Mar­garet “Mel­lie”

Cape Breton Post - - IN MEMORIAM/ADVICE/GAMES -

Glace Bay

It is with great sad­ness that we an­nounce the pass­ing of Carmel “Mel­lie” Plichie, age 83 of Glace Bay on Thurs­day, Fe­bru­ary 2, 2017 at the Glace Bay Hos­pi­tal with her fam­ily by her side.

Born in Glace Bay, she was the daugh­ter of the late Ger­ald and Mar­garet (Bry­den) Bates.

Mel­lie loved to do gar­den­ing with her hus­band, Roy “Sonny” Plichie. At one time they op­er­ated a green­house out of their for­mer res­i­dence on Win­nifred Square. But mostly, Mel­lie will be re­mem­bered as a lov­ing mother who was al­ways there for her chil­dren. In her early years she was em­ployed at the Metropoli­tan Store, Glace Bay and then as a home­maker. Mel­lie and her hus­band Sonny were fos­ter par­ents for many years as well as vol­un­teers for the Can­cer and Di­a­betic As­so­ci­a­tion.

Mel­lie is sur­vived by one daugh­ter, Carol (Danny) Gal­lagher; two sons, Ty­rone (Gerri) Plichie, Ray­mond “Rocky” (Gen) Plichie; five sis­ters, Mau­rena (John) MacNeil, Syd­ney, Anna (Ron) Pat­ter­son, Syd­ney, Mary (El­don) Smith, Bed­ford, N.S., Ros­alie (Ger­ard “Al”) Moores, Glace Bay, Rita (Jim) Rud­der­ham, Syd­ney; three broth­ers, Tommy, Hal­i­fax, Kevin (Ann) Bates, Re­serve Mines, Frank (Adele) Bates, Glace Bay and her in-laws, Ge­orge Close, Rudy Plichie, Cor­letta Fen­ner and Margie O’Brien.

Mel­lie will be sadly missed by her eight grand­chil­dren, Danielle, Chris­tian, Ryan, Shane, An­thony, Bran­don, An­gelina, Maria and three great-grand­chil­dren, Ni­cholas, Col­ston and Larkin.

Be­sides her par­ents, Mel­lie was pre­de­ceased by her hus­band, Roy “Sonny” Plichie; Step­fa­ther, Charles Kublek; two broth­ers, Jerry, Joey; one sis­ter, Theresa Close; two sons, Tony, Joseph and grand­son, Ray­mond Jr.

Spe­cial thanks to Glace Bay Hos­pi­tal, 3rd East, Dr. David Ley, Dr. Kevin MacNeil and Home­care for all there as­sis­tance.

Cre­ma­tion has taken place. A funeral ser­vice will be held on Mon­day morn­ing at 11 a.m. fol­lowed by a re­cep­tion, all in V.J. McGil­livray Funeral Home, 16 Re­serve St., Glace Bay.

In­ter­ment will take place at a later date in St. An­thony’s Ceme­tery.

Do­na­tions in mem­ory of Mel­lie may be made to the N.S. Lung As­so­ci­a­tion, Di­a­betes As­so­ci­a­tion or a char­ity of one’s choice.

On line con­do­lences to the fam­ily can be ex­pressed at: www.vjm­cgillivray.ca.

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