MACINNIS, Su­san ‘Susie’


With sad­dened hearts we, the fam­ily, re­gret to an­nounce the pass­ing of Su­san Re­becca MacInnis on Fe­bru­ary 6, 2017 at the age of 83. She passed away peace­fully in the An Calla Pal­lia­tive Care Unit at the Cape Bre­ton Re­gional Hos­pi­tal sur­rounded by her lov­ing fam­ily.

Susie was the daugh­ter of the late Mur­dock and Hat­tie (Dais­ley) MacIn­tosh.

Born in Smelt Brook, she moved to Ed­wardsville as a young girl. She mar­ried Alex MacInnis, the love of her life, and they lived in Ed­wardsville ever since where they raised their fam­ily.

Susie’s whole life cen­tered on her love of fam­ily and com­mu­nity. She was al­ways there for her chil­dren and grand­chil­dren and loved cel­e­brat­ing their ac­com­plish­ments as well as be­ing there in their time of need. She was a very re­li­gious per­son and was a long time ad­her­ent of the Church of the In­car­na­tion in Ed­wardsville and later Holy Rosary par­ish in West­mount. She and Alex took great pride in keep­ing the Church of the In­car­na­tion in good con­di­tion and invit­ing to all.

She was very com­mu­nity minded and had a gen­uine love for all the youth of the area. She gave of her­self un­tir­ingly and was the heart and soul of Point Ed­ward Women’s In­sti­tute where she has been a mem­ber for the past 49 years! She has held var­i­ous of­fices at the branch level and al­ways at­tended dis­trict ral­lies as well as many pro­vin­cial con­ven­tions. She gave of her time freely help­ing with projects for the com­mu­nity. Susie shared great friend­ships with all the mem­bers of WINS and will be greatly missed. A high­light for her was be­ing awarded Cit­i­zen of the Year for Dis­trict 8 which in­cluded West­mount, Ed­wardsville, and Point Ed­ward in 1991.

One of Susie’s main pas­sions was quilt­ing. Her fam­ily and friends will be for­ever sur­rounded by her love while snug­gled in one of her many quilts.

Alex and Susie were avid square dancers at­tend­ing dances all over Cape Bre­ton which they both loved and en­joyed with their close friends, espe­cially Ju­nior.

She is sur­vived by her de­voted hus­band of 63 years, Alex; her five chil­dren, Rod­die (Jan­ice), Ed­wardsville, Ar­lene (Steve Larsen), Saint John, Gayle (Paul Ashe), Gerard, both of Ed­wardsville, Christo­pher (Lee), On­tario. Nanny was an amaz­ing grand­mother of 13 grand­chil­dren and five great grand­sons. She is also sur­vived by her sis­ter, Shirley (Lon­nie) Wells and brother, Bill MacIn­tosh; spe­cial niece, Mar­i­lyn MacNeil and sev­eral other nieces and neph­ews.

Be­sides her par­ents, she was pre­de­ceased by her sib­lings, Bedford, Sadie, Jean­nette and Lam­bert.

Spe­cial thank-you to Fa­ther Doug Mur­phy, Doc­tors Archibald and Fer­gu­son, County Home Care, Glenda and Mar­guerite also to the staff at the Cape Bre­ton Re­gional Hos­pi­tal for their ex­cel­lent care in her fi­nal days.

A friend like no other Ruth Arse­nault who has been there for her and her fam­ily, words can­not ex­press our thank­ful­ness.

Vis­i­ta­tion for Mrs. MacInnis will take place from 6-9 p.m. on Thurs­day, Fe­bru­ary 9 at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral mass will be cel­e­brated at 11 a.m. on Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 10 at Holy Rosary Church with Fr. Doug Mur­phy of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment at the Church of In­car­na­tion Ceme­tery, Ed­wardsville.

In lieu of flow­ers, fam­ily re­quests do­na­tions be made to Hos­pice Pal­lia­tive Care So­ci­ety of Cape Bre­ton County. On­line con­do­lences may be sent by vis­it­ing

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