REYNOLDS, Anastasia ‘Anne’

Cape Breton Post - - OBITUARIES -

With bro­ken hearts we the fam­ily an­nounce the peace­ful pass­ing of our dear mother Anastasia ‘Anne’ Reynolds in her 92nd year sur­rounded by her lov­ing fam­ily on Fe­bru­ary 21, 2017.

Anne was born in Til­ton New­found­land Septem­ber 21st, 1925 to Mary and John Joseph Fitzger­ald. Anne was one of five chil­dren who grew up in a very lov­ing Ir­ish Fam­ily as a re­sult we were the ben­e­fi­cia­ries of many sto­ries of grow­ing up in New­found­land.

In 1945 Anne met her life part­ner and love of her life, Regi­nald Reynolds mar­ry­ing in 1948 then im­mi­grated to Cape Breton to raise their fam­ily.

Anne was a long and val­ued em­ployee of Sears Canada, a CWL mem­ber for 50+ years with St Theresa’s Parish in Ashby, a Girl Guide leader, a vol­un­teer ex­traor­di­naire and a lady who was never with­out a smile or a kind word.

True to her Ir­ish roots Anne spent count­less hours sup­port­ing the Ir­ish in Cape Breton with the Ir­ish Benev­o­lent So­ci­ety.

Mom not only raised her own five chil­dren, but helped nur­ture and en­ter­tain a lot of the Cabot Street Fam­ily – with trips to the beach, fish­ing, pick­ing ap­ples, swim­ming, pick­ing up at var­i­ous dances and ac­tiv­i­ties around Syd­ney.

Anne was pre­de­ceased by our lov­ing fa­ther, Regi­nald in 1987; a brother, Jerry, in in­fancy; her younger brother, John (Jack) Fitzger­ald and son-in-law, Jon Clip­per­ton.

Left to mourn Anne’s in­cred­i­ble life are her chil­dren, Ed­ward (Patsy), Marie Clip­per­ton, Regina Do­herty, Deb­bie Young (Tom), Kelly Lawrence (Orville); grand­chil­dren, Shawn Reynolds (Me­lanie), Neil Reynolds (Si­mone), Ryan Reynolds (Shan­non), Deanne Clip­per­ton (Todd Smith), Don­ald Clip­per­ton (Martha), Rhi­an­non Do­herty, Tara Do­herty (Ge­off Hub­ley), Meaghen He­u­pel (David), Joel Young (Vickie), Shan­non Young (An­drew), RJ Lawrence, Olivia Lawrence and Ju­lia Lawrence; great grand­chil­dren, Re­gan, Ciaryn, Nolan, Jai­dyn, Madisyn, McKen­zie, Gray­don, El­liott, Ma­son, Daw­son and Lexi.

Also left to mourn are Mom’s sib­lings, Michael Fitzger­ald, Ron Fitzger­ald (Barb), Marie Ho­gan (Leo), as well as the Reynolds fam­ily - Pat Reynolds, (San­dra), Sadie Man­ship, Mamie Yet­man, Theresa Reynolds and Nora Reynolds and count­less nieces and neph­ews who fondly re­mem­ber ‘Aunt Anne’ with warmth in their heart and a smile.

Ar­range­ments are un­der the guid­ance of T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel in Syd­ney.

Vis­i­ta­tion was held Wed­nes­day, Fe­bru­ary 22, 2017 at 6-9 p.m.

Funeral Mass to be cel­e­brated at St Theresa’s Parish, Syd­ney at 10 a.m. Thurs­day, Fe­bru­ary 23.

Fam­ily flow­ers only. Do­na­tion to Hos­pice Pal­lia­tive Care So­ci­ety of Cape Breton County or The Cove Guest Home – Cove Res­i­dent Wish Fund Span­ish Bay.

Spe­cial Thanks to the staff of The Cove Guest Home (Span­ish Bay) for their guid­ance, sup­port and care of our mother for the last 12 years. As well as the staff of CBRH Emer­gency Depart­ment, the Heart and Stroke unit and Dr. John Archibald.

On­line con­do­lences may be sent by vis­it­ing

I luvs ya… I knows ya do… all the days of your life…

-May The Road Rise Up To Meet You May the road rise up to meet you.

May the wind be al­ways at your back.

May the sun shine warm upon your face;

the rains fall soft upon your fields and un­til we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

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