MACLEOD, Mary Theresa
It is with heavy hearts that we the family announce the passing of Mary Theresa MacLeod on Sunday, May 7, 2017 in the An Cala Palliative Care Unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in Sydney on December 20, 1929, she was a daughter of the late Wallace Abraham and Mary Jessie (MacDougall) Martell. She spent her life in Sydney, where she was known for her beautiful singing voice and her large, vibrant family.
She is survived by her children, Brian (Judy), Susan (Roger Strickland), Duncan (Michelle), Linda, Mary Theresa (Martin Ross), Barbara (Allen MacPherson), Hugh (Heather) and Bruce (the late Anne Gamble). Also surviving are siblings, Cecilia, Lorraine (the late Bobby Lothier), Maureen (Donnie MacKenzie), Margie (the late Claude MacDonald), Lawrence (Karen) and Duncan (Annette); 14 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren, who will fondly remember Nana’s sweet voice and loving smile.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Duncan; sons, Shawn and Hugh Victor; siblings, Wally (Caroline) and Sid Martell.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place on Tuesday, May 9 from 4-9 p.m. at the S.W. Chant Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. The Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, May 10 at 11 a.m. at Saint Theresa’s Church in Sydney.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary Theresa’s memory can be made to the IWK Foundation or a charity of your choice.
Online Condolences may be made to the family at www. chantfuneralhome.ca.
With deep sadness and broken hearts we regret to announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Mary Thorne on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Mom passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Sydney Mines on December 19, 1938 she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Katie Vickers.
Mom was the strongest, bravest woman we know. Mom never complained regardless of how she was feeling. She always had a positive attitude and kept a smile on. Mom’s truest passion was her children whom she adored.
Mom shared many memories of times spent at Aunt Lucy’s in Newfoundland and enjoyed the company of her closest friends Joan Hillier and Ann Steele. Mom loved the simple things in life including jigsaw puzzles, crosswords, darts and a good game of Rummoli on Sunday night with friends. She loved her lemon squares and look forward to playing Go Fish with her great grandsons Wyatt and Chayce, along with her daily comedy routine from her son Billy Joe and warm calls from her grandchildren out West.
Mom will be forever missed by her daughters, Linda (Bill) Ivey, Lucy (Rob) Robinson and Shirley (Steve) Thorne; her loving sons, Billy Joe (Patsy), Benjie (Denise), John (Kathy), Peter, Paul, Benny (Belinda), George (Barb), Gordie (Belinda), Dave (Iris), Clayton and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters, Patsy, Christine, Kay and Eileen, and nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Ben; beloved, son Bobby; daughter-in-law, Joye; granddaughter, Michelle; sisters, Lil, Eileen, Judy, Maureen, Anne and June, and brothers, Jack and Joe.
We were blessed to keep mom at home with the wonderful care provided by her daughter, Lucy, who fulfilled mom’s every wish with limitless compassion. We are also grateful for the care provided by Patsy Vickers and Ruthanne Ivey. Our family extends a heartfelt thanks to Dr. Kirkpatrick, Dr. Ritter, the Palliative Care team and the VON Nurses. We will be forever grateful for your care.
Visitation for our Mom will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney. A Funeral Mass will held at 10 a.m. on Thursday at St. Joseph Church, North Sydney with Rev. Patrick
O’Neill officiating. Burial will take place in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Palliative Care of Cape Breton. Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.
“Mom, your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure. You are loved beyond words and missed without measure.”