MACNEIL, Irene El­iz­a­beth

Cape Breton Post - - IN MEMORIAM -

It is with heavy hearts that we, the fam­ily, an­nounce the sud­den pass­ing of Irene El­iz­a­beth MacNeil, age 60, at her res­i­dence in Sydney, on Fe­bru­ary 12, 2017.

Irene was born in Sydney, Novem­ber 4, 1956 and was raised in Shenacadie. She was one of six chil­dren born to the late John Mur­dock and Mary Sarah (MacKin­non) MacNeil.

As an adult, Irene con­tin­ued to live in the fam­ily home with her mother Mary and sis­ter Linda, who, to­gether raised her daugh­ter Jen­nifer and nephew Mark. Irene as­sisted in sup­port­ing her mother un­til she passed away in 2015; after which, Irene moved to Sydney. Irene loved read­ing, swim­ming and go­ing for drives, she loved clothes and fre­quented Donna’s Con­sign­ment Shop and like most Cape Bre­ton­ers, she loved a good strong cup of tea. She will also be re­mem­bered for her cre­ative tal­ents in­clud­ing draw­ing, paint­ing, cro­chet­ing and knit­ting; her last pro­ject, in honor of be­com­ing a grand­mother in Au­gust 2016, was a knit­ted baby blan­ket for her grand­son Owen.

Irene is sur­vived by her daugh­ter, Jen­nifer (Bill Hahn) MacNeil; grand­son, Owen; sis­ters, Linda MacNeil, Mau­reen (Everett) Sullivan, and Anita MacNeil; sis­ters-in-law, Kim MacNeil and Heather MacNeil. She is also sur­vived by sev­eral nieces and neph­ews; aunts, Theresa MacIn­tosh, Marie MacKin­non and An­nie T. MacNeil.

She was pre­de­ceased by broth­ers, Jackie and Ger­ald.

Many fam­ily and friends may not know that Irene spent a lot of her life liv­ing with un­di­ag­nosed Schizophre­nia. Once di­ag­nosed, life be­came eas­ier and more hope­ful for Irene and her im­me­di­ate fam­ily. We would like to thank Agnes Camp­bell and the staff of Caird­eil Place, Irene’s case worker San­dra Mur­ray, the staff of Shimi Hous­ing and Dr. Lib­bus at the Cape Bre­ton Re­gional Hospi­tal for all your ded­i­cated help and sup­port which helped Irene to be­come part of a car­ing and un­der­stand­ing com­mu­nity of friends for the past sev­eral years.

Vis­i­ta­tion will be held on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 18, 2017, from 9 - 10:45 a.m. at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, Sydney. The fu­neral mass will be cel­e­brated at 11 a.m. Satur­day at St. Theresa’s Church. A re­cep­tion with a light lunch will be served at St. Theresa’s Par­ish Cen­ter im­me­di­ately after the fu­neral mass. Burial will be in St. Barra’s Par­ish Ceme­tery, Christ­mas Is­land at a later date.

Dona­tions can be made to Caird­eil Place, 288 Bentinck St., Sydney, B1P 1G9 or a char­ity of choice. On­line con­do­lences by vis­it­ing

It is with sad­ness and heavy hearts we an­nounce the pass­ing of Denise Moul­ton, age 52, on Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 14, 2017, after a coura­geous bat­tle with can­cer, at the Colch­ester East Hants Health Cen­ter, with her fam­ily by her side.

Denise was a lov­ing wife, daugh­ter, mother, grand­mother, sis­ter, aunt and friend to many. Above every­thing else, Denise was ded­i­cated to her girls and her grand­chil­dren.

Born in North Sydney on Oc­to­ber 20, 1964, Denise was the youngest daugh­ter of Gor­don and Mar­garet Hil­lier of North Sydney.

Denise was a very hard worker and con­struc­tion was her pas­sion for the past 15 years. At the end of her ca­reer she was the pro­ject co­or­di­na­tor in the con­struc­tion in­dus­try. Travel was an­other pas­sion for Denise and Bob and they loved to travel to the warmer cli­mates es­pe­cially Palm Springs, which was their fa­vorite.

Denise found out about her can­cer on Oc­to­ber 24, 2016 and faced this with such strength and courage. She left peace­fully on Valen­tine’s Day with her love by her side.

Be­sides her par­ents Mar­garet and Gor­don, Denise is sur­vived by her hus­band, Bob, En­field; her three daugh­ters, Feli­cia (Matt), Jes­sica (Trent), Mary Frances (Rob­bie); her two grand­chil­dren, Dar­ian Austin and Theo Robert; two step-chil­dren, Kerri Anna and Ryan; her sis­ters, Cyn­thia Hil­lier (De­nis Astephen), Karen (Gary) Hunt, Kim (Sandy MacIn­nis), Ch­eryl (Joe) Boudreau; her brother, Lloyd Hil­lier (Pam); two neph­ews, Trent and Ja­son; three nieces, Danielle, Lindsey and Kayla. Also sur­viv­ing is her fa­ther and mother-in-law, Doug & Fran Moul­ton, Sydney and sis­ter-in-law, Lori (Mark), Calgary and her good friend, Sharon Cochrane with whom she trav­elled to Paris and New York and had hoped to do more.

She was pre­de­ceased by her pa­ter­nal grand­par­ents Josh and Jessie Hil­lier and ma­ter­nal grand­mother Mar­garet Hag­gerty. The fam­ily would like to thank the won­der­ful care given to Denise from Dawn Ross, Dr. Hen­der­son, Dr. Court­ney Smith and the Pal­lia­tive Care Unit at the Colch­ester East Hants Health Cen­ter.

There will be no vis­i­ta­tion. A fu­neral mass for Denise will be held at 2 p.m. Thurs­day, Feb 23, 2017 at St. Joseph Church, North Sydney with Rev. Pa­trick O’Neill of­fi­ci­at­ing.

A re­cep­tion will fol­low in the church base­ment.

Fu­neral ar­range­ments are un­der the care and di­rec­tion of W.J. Dooley Fu­neral Home, 107 Pleas­ant St., North Sydney.

In lieu of flow­ers me­mo­rial dona­tions may be made to the Pal­lia­tive Care Unit of the Colch­ester East Hants Health Cen­tre.

On­line con­do­lences may be sent to www.wj­doo­

“Help the next one in line. Al­ways stay hum­ble and kind.”

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