SMALL, Mar­garet Ann (Peggy)

Cape Breton Post - - IN MEMORIAM -

Mabou / West­mount

Mar­garet Ann (Peggy) Small passed away Thurs­day, Feb. 23, 2017 in Park­stone En­hanced Care, Hal­i­fax.

She was born June 29, 1924 in In­ver­ness County, daugh­ter of the late Danny Sandy and Jessie Agnes (Cameron) MacNeil of Mabou.

She is sur­vived by daugh­ters, Carolyn Anne Pick­er­ing (Dale), Estelle (Pa­trick Kil­henny); son, Don­ald (Jan­ice); grand­chil­dren, Jodi Ann (Clay­ton Moore), Tara Leigh; Neil (Leanne Jones); and Nikki (Chris Wal­ton) and spe­cial niece, Anne (Small) and Rory MacNeil. She is also sur­vived by her brother, Ed­die; sis­ters, Maud (Omer) Camp­bell and Cather­ine Mac­Don­ald and nu­mer­ous nieces and neph­ews.

She was pre­de­ceased by her hus­band, John Wil­liam (Jack) Small (54 years mar­ried); daugh­ter, Janie; broth­ers, Alex, Neil, Joseph (Joe), Ed­ward and sis­ters, An­nie Mae Rankin-Mac­Don­ald, Re­becca MacNeil, Betty Mac­Don­ald and Belle Camp­bell.

Peggy lived, with more fun and good laughs than heartaches, in Dart­mouth, Iona, West­mount and Mabou through­out her adult life. She cher­ished her grand­chil­dren, nieces, neph­ews, friends and nu­mer­ous fam­ily pets deeply. She loved tea and sweets and a good game of cards and was a proud mem­ber of the MacNeil Clan, do­ing her best to abide by the Clan motto “Buaidh No Bas”, or Con­quer or Die. In her life­time, she grew to be her own pro­to­type, a unique char­ac­ter with a great at­ti­tude about life.

She passed along to her chil­dren a love of qual­ity cook­ing and the val­ues of hu­mour, car­ing for fam­ily and had a deep sense of friend­ship, mak­ing new friends in her later years in Shan­nex in Hal­i­fax. The fam­ily thanks Shan­nex and its staff for its care of her and ap­pre­ci­a­tion for her dur­ing her time there.

Rest­ing in St. Mary’s Church, Mabou on Mon­day from 1-1:45 p.m. from where fu­neral mass will be of­fered at 2 p.m. with Rev. Bernie Mac­Don­ald pre­sid­ing, burial will take place at a later date in Holy Rosary Ceme­tery, West­mount.

Me­mo­rial dona­tions can be made to your lo­cal an­i­mal shelters (Peggy loved an­i­mals), L’Arche Cape Bre­ton.

Fu­neral Ar­range­ments are un­der the di­rec­tion of Green’s Fu­neral Home, Port Hawkes­bury.

Mes­sages to the Fam­ily may be con­veyed at www.greens­fu­ner­al­home.ca.

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