Cape Breton Post - - Obituaries -

It is with the deep­est re­grets that we an­nounce the pass­ing of Irene MacDon­ald, for­merly of Inglis Street and most re­cently a res­i­dent of the Cove Guest Home, on May 22, 2017.

Mom was born in Glace Bay and moved to Salmon River as a young child. Mom worked and grew up on the fam­ily farm in Salmon River un­til she mar­ried War­ren MacDon­ald who be­came em­ployed with Canada Man­power. Mom’s fo­cus shifted then to plan­ning and start­ing a fam­ily. She was a part time care­giver to Mrs. Ann De­leski once her three chil­dren were in their teen age years. In the in­terim, Mom de­vel­oped a love of bowl­ing at the BolMor/Heather Lanes close to her home and could of­ten be caught for a chat at the mall. She so very looked for­ward to their sum­mer va­ca­tions in PEI and thor­oughly en­joyed their vis­its to NFLD. She also de­vel­oped a love of read­ing that she car­ried through un­til her fi­nal days.

Af­ter the loss of her hus­band in 2008 mom re­mained very strong and ex­panded on her love of travel and had four great trips to Cuba that she fully en­joyed, not to men­tion an­other two trips to PEI. She also to­tally ap­pre­ci­ated a good hot cup of tea with a sweet or two.

Mom will for­ever be missed by daugh­ters, Eu­nice, Max­ine (Joe), and son, Keith; grand­son, Travis; grand­daugh­ters, Rachelle (By­ron) and Teela; as well as her three beau­ti­ful great-grand­sons, Jey­don, Ali­jah and Isa­iah, who were the lights of her life. She is sur­vived by lov­ing sis­ters, Wilma Hunt­ing­ton (Clarence) and Ron­alda Wood­worth (Ali­son); sis­ters-in-law, Is­abel Mor­ri­son and Leah Eli­nor (Reg Skanes); broth­ers-in-law, Clif­ford (Carol) and Glen (Mary Jo); sev­eral nieces, neph­ews, and her hon­orary daugh­ter, Donelda John­son, whom she loved very much.

She was pre­de­ceased by her hus­band, War­ren; par­ents, Rachel and Alex Steven­son; brother, Mur­dock (aka Ju­nior) (Su­san); mother and fa­therin-law, Hazel and An­gus MacDon­ald; broth­ers-in-law, Ervin Mor­ri­son and Harry Hunt­ing­ton.

Vis­i­ta­tion will be Thurs­day, May 25, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with Funeral ser­vice Fri­day, May 26, 2017 at 11 a.m. both in the SW Chant and Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexan­dra St., Syd­ney.

Re­cep­tion to fol­low prior to in­tern­ment at Oak­field Ceme­tery, where she will join War­ren again.

On­line con­do­lences may be sent to our web­page at www. chant­fu­ner­al­

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