MA­CLEOD, Mary Theresa

Cape Breton Post - - In Memoriam -

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.”

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