MACDON­ALD, Theresa El­iz­a­beth

Cape Breton Post - - Obituaries -

Lov­ing mother, grand­mother, great grand­mother, friend, Theresa MacDon­ald, age 90, passed away at Cape Bre­ton Re­gional Hospi­tal on Sun­day, May 21, 2017. She was the daugh­ter of the late Au­gus­tus ‘Gus’ and Mary (MacCor­mack) MacDon­ald.

A proud Cape Bre­toner, Theresa was born in the very home she lived for all of her 90 years. She was hap­pi­est when sur­rounded by fam­ily and friends, the more the mer­rier. From the young age of thir­teen she had to care for her par­ents and as an adult, a large fam­ily of her own. Through this, she was able to find the time for her love of gar­den­ing, read­ing, cross­word puz­zles and try­ing out new crafts and ideas. When her health was bet­ter she loved to go to the weekly Tara­bish and 45s games in the com­mu­nity, and known to share a funny joke or two at the card table for a good laugh. She loved all things Scot­tish and was a great re­source for peo­ple look­ing for in­for­ma­tion on fam­ily his­tory and in­ter­est­ing sto­ries from long ago. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

Theresa is sur­vived by her eight chil­dren, Diane Frost (Ralph), Calgary, David (Bed­ford), Don­nie (BC), Mar­i­lyn (Keven), Bobby, Cameron and Gerry (Dana), all of the Syd­ney area, and Bar­bara, Hal­i­fax; nine grand­chil­dren, Ralph (Deb­bie), Steven (Maria), Richard (Traci), Lind­say, Cur­tis (Ravyn), Lyn­nette (Kenny), Der­rick (Michelle), An­drew (Amanda) and Sarah; twelve great grand­chil­dren, Alex, Leah, Con­nor, Sam, Katie, Dakota, Colby, Bently, Malaya, Braylin, Kayla, and Kenna; sis­ters-in-law, Sr. Mary Ce­cilia MacDon­ald and Ethel MacDon­ald; nu­mer­ous nieces, neph­ews and cousins, and many cher­ished friends.

Be­sides her par­ents, Theresa was pre­de­ceased by her sis­ter, Rita (Ken) Kerr, and broth­ers, Ned, Joe (Rose) and Joseph Frances in in­fancy, and for­mer spouse, Bernie ‘Bessie’ MacDon­ald.

Vis­i­ta­tion will take place on Fri­day, May 26 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. at SW Chant Funeral Home, 564 Alexan­dra Street, Syd­ney. Funeral ser­vice will take place on Satur­day, May 27 at 11 a.m., St. Mary’s Church, East Bay (re­cep­tion to fol­low). In­ter­ment at a later date.

The fam­ily would like to thank those who helped us dur­ing this dif­fi­cult time by bring­ing food and of­fer­ing their sup­port. We would also like to thank the staff of the Cape Bre­ton County Home­mak­ers for their kind­ness and com­pas­sion­ate care.

On­line con­do­lences can be made at www.chant­fu­ner­al­home.ca.

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