MACARTHUR, Mary Jessie

Cape Breton Post - - Obituaries/Religion/Games - Syd­ney

Mary Jessie MacArthur (MacIsaac) age 102 years of Syd­ney, passed away peace­fully at home on Wed­nes­day, May 17, 2017 with her lov­ing fam­ily by her side.

Born and raised in Gabarus Lake, she was the daugh­ter of the late Dan Hec­tor and Penny (MacKin­non) MacIsaac.

Jessie, a kind and gen­tle soul, loved life to the fullest and fam­ily was al­ways a pri­or­ity to her. She was a beloved mother, grand­mother, great-grand­mother and aunt. She was a de­voted mem­ber of the for­mer St. An­thony Daniel parish of Syd­ney.

Jessie is sur­vived by sons, Ed­ward (Mar­garet) of East Bay and Dan (Ruth) of Coxheath; daugh­ters, Penny at home in Syd­ney, Clara (Sandy) MacNeil of Syd­ney and Velma (An­gus) Gil­lis of Cari­bou Marsh. She has many spe­cial nieces, neph­ews and cousins whom she loved and cared for deeply. Jessie is sur­vived by 14 grand­chil­dren and 23 great-grand­chil­dren and was the last sur­viv­ing mem­ber of her im­me­di­ate fam­ily. Jessie was pre­de­ceased by hus­band, Archie Ed­ward; daugh­ter, Ann; son, Bryne; broth­ers, Hec­tor (An­nie), John Archie, John Joe (Emily); sis­ters, Dolena (John­nie), Sarah, Mar­garet and Mary and two broth­ers in in­fancy; grand­daugh­ter, Heather and great-grandson, Caleb.

Vis­i­ta­tion will take place on Mon­day, May 22, 2017 from 7-9 at TW Curry Parkview Chapel.

Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Tues­day at Our Lady of Fa­tima church with Rev. Bill Burke of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment to fol­low in St. Mar­garet’s Ceme­tery, Grand Mira.

Con­do­lences may be for­warded to the fam­ily by vis­it­ing

Spe­cial thanks to Drs. Steve MacDougall, Su­san MacLeod and staff; pal­lia­tive care nurse Jackie and VON nurse Jean­nie. Mom’s favourite ex­pres­sion was “Are we all set­tled in for the night.” We can be as­sured she will be sur­rounded by the loved ones who pre­de­ceased her and “She is set­tled in for good.”

In lieu of flow­ers, do­na­tions in Jessie’s mem­ory may be made to St. Mar­garet Ceme­tery Fund, Cape Bre­ton Pal­lia­tive Care or a char­ity of your choice.

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