MACPHER­SON, El­iz­a­beth

Cape Breton Post - - In Memoriam -

Fol­low­ing a brief ill­ness, at the age of 85 years, El­iz­a­beth (nee O’Quinn) passed away peace­fully at her home on Mon­day, April 24, 2017 in Corona Del Mar, Cal­i­for­nia, USA.

El­iz­a­beth is cred­ited with a firm and ac­tive prac­tice of her Ro­man Catholic Faith and spent nu­mer­ous years in vol­un­tary ac­tiv­ity through­out most of her life. Her Chris­tian spirit of ded­i­cated ser­vices to oth­ers will be long re­mem­bered and truly missed. She was a long time and ac­tive vol­un­teer at Our Lady Queen of Angels with the be­reave­ment com­mit­tee help­ing and com­fort­ing those in need dur­ing their time of grief.

She had a unique gift to rec­og­nize and ap­pre­ci­ate the tal­ents in oth­ers and to make them feel loved and lifted by her pres­ence. Her gen­er­ous heart filled her home with love, fun, fam­ily and friends. There was al­ways room for the fel­low com­ing over the hill. She leaves all her chil­dren and grand­chil­dren with the knowl­edge that they were truly loved. They know that she loved the Lord and now finds com­fort in his pres­ence.

El­iz­a­beth was the daugh­ter of Robert Mor­gan O’Quinn and Emma Akhurst and the faith­ful wife of her beloved hus­band, An­gus (Gus) MacPher­son, a na­tive of New Waterford, Nova Sco­tia. An­gus and El­iz­a­beth achieved heights of no­table suc­cess in their es­tab­lish­ment of Bre­ton Con­struc­tion Co., serv­ing through­out the sur­round­ing vicin­ity of South­ern Cal­i­for­nia.

They have been blessed with four chil­dren, Donna (Bud­die), David (Linda), Daryl (Michele) and Dale (Yvonne); grand­chil­dren in­clude, Heather, Matthew, Breagh, Katie, Paige, Jack, Cole, Mor­gan, Syd­ney, Danie, Nikki and Ken­zie.

El­iz­a­beth is sur­vived by her sis­ter, Laura Ayl­ward and pre­de­ceased by her par­ents and two sis­ters, Hazel King and Au­drey (Babe) Fian­der.

A Mass of res­ur­rec­tion will be cel­e­brated in their home par­ish, Our Lady Queen of Angels, Corona Del Mar, CA, Satur­day May 13, 11 a.m.

Prayers are asked by the de­ceased fam­ily mem­bers.

A Cel­e­bra­tion of Life Re­cep­tion will fol­low at their home in Corona Del Mar, CA.

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