CLE­MENTS, Mary Elv­ina “Vina” (Sud­worth)

Glace Bay, Nova Sco­tia

Cape Breton Post - - IN MEMORIAM/GAMES -

With sad­dened hearts, we re­gret­fully an­nounce the pass­ing of Mary Elv­ina Cle­ments, age 72. Vina passed away peace­fully on Fe­bru­ary 15th, 2017 sur­rounded by her lov­ing fam­ily at Taigh Na Mara, Glace Bay, fol­low­ing a lengthy ill­ness.

Vina was born July 20, 1944, in Glace Bay, NS, the daugh­ter of the late Harold and Blanche (Trainor) Sud­worth.

Vina was em­ployed at the Cape Breton Dis­trict Health Au­thor­ity busi­ness of­fices in Glace Bay (Com­mu­nity Hospi­tal) as a sec­re­tary and of­fice as­sis­tant for more than 40 years. Her fam­ily al­ways en­joyed hear­ing sto­ries of how Vina touched so many lives dur­ing her years at the Com­mu­nity Hospi­tal due to her bright and bub­bly per­son­al­ity.

Vina was born to dance. Vina thor­oughly en­joyed mu­sic, live en­ter­tain­ment and she could make any sur­face with a lit­tle room into a dance floor. She had a spe­cial love for Jim Reeves.

Vina had a very strong faith and ex­hib­ited so much love to all her fam­ily and friends. She al­ways cher­ished her spe­cial love with her son, Jeff and her grand­daugh­ter, Emma. She en­joyed pack­ing up her suit­case for an ad­ven­ture with Jeff, whether it be on a bus tour to Florida or flight to visit fam­ily in On­tario. Vina had a deep love for an­i­mals es­pe­cially dogs (Jamie, Joseph, Cud­dles, Cookie and So­phie). She loved her “Makeover Fridays” when she had a chance to get out of the house for a fresh set with her spe­cial friends, Keith, Cathy, Lisa and Pa­tri­cia.

She is sur­vived by her only son, Jeff Cle­ments; grand­daugh­ter, Emma Green-Cle­ments; brothers, Harold (Kitty), Fabian (Cathy); sis­ters Paula, Pa­tri­cia, Doreen and Sheila (Al­lan); brother-in-law (Greg), many nieces and neph­ews but es­pe­cially Vanessa (Liam), whom she treated as a daugh­ter of her own.

Be­sides her par­ents, she was pre­de­ceased by her hus­band, James Har­vey Cle­ments; brother, Danny and sis­ter, Marie.

Vina will be waked from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 19, 2017 in V.J. McGil­livray Funeral Home, 16 Re­serve St., Glace Bay.

The funeral mass will be held on Mon­day at 11 a.m. in Im­mac­u­late Con­cep­tion Church, Bridge­port, with Fa­ther Dan Boudreau of­fi­ci­at­ing.

Re­cep­tion to fol­low in the church hall. Vina will be cre­mated af­ter the funeral mass and in­terred in St. John’s Ceme­tery at a later date.

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

As her beloved son, I send a heart­felt thank you to her de­voted friends and fam­ily. A spe­cial thank you to my aunt, Sheila McIn­tyre, for her years of ded­i­ca­tion to Mom’s well be­ing and hap­pi­ness. You have truly been a sec­ond Mother to me my en­tire life. I will never be able to re­pay you for al­low­ing my mother to be com­fort­able as her ill­ness pro­gressed. I would like to thank my aunt, Paula for her help in ad­vo­cat­ing for my Mother’s care dur­ing her ill­ness. We are also grate­ful for the care she re­ceived from her doc­tors, the pal­lia­tive care team, the adult Day Pro­gram in Glace Bay, Laura Lee Gil­lis and staff at N.W. Home­care, VON and the very kind staff at Taigh Na Mara in Glace Bay.

May you rest peace­fully now and forever. I will love you al­ways. To My Mother If I were granted one wish to­day,

and I knew it would come true;

I’d ask the Lord for a lit­tle time, to speak alone with you. To hear your voice like it used to be, so soft, so quiet, so clear; That voice which has been si­lenced, dur­ing these last few years. To hear you sing those old­time hymns, that speak of Je­sus’ love; And have you read the Bi­ble, with a mes­sage from above.

I know my wish will not come true, and that is all right too; For I trea­sure all my mem­o­ries, of the mother I once knew. So I thank God that when I visit, and hold your hand in mine; I see a peace upon your face, I see my Lord di­vine!

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